In a test of patience and dexterity, schoolchildren at the Toyohashi Municipal Fujimi Elementary School competed in their annual apple peeling competition.
Every student in the school participated in silence for forty minutes, armed with an apple and a paring knife.
The aim: to make the longest, unbroken apple peel.
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Some enthusiastic students meticulously peeled their apple skins just a few millimetres wide, while others quickly gave up and enjoyed a healthy snack.
The competition first began in 1984 and has been held every year for over 30 years.
This year’s winning peel clocked in at just two centimetres short of 11 metres, peeled by two-year consecutive champion fourth-grader Yasuki Sasamoto.