Check Out the Sexy Butt on These Watermelons

"In my forty-plus years of growing watermelons," 58 year-old Mitsuo Shibata told Japanese newspaper Fukui Shimbun, "the is the first time I've seen this shape."

Together, the two melons weigh 15 pounds. When they were still small, Shibata noticed the pair, thinking that they looked like a butt. That's why the Japanese press is calling the fruit "watermelons that look like a butt." Well that, and they look like a giant green ass.

Another name for these kind of melons is "twin watermelons" or "futago suika" (双子スイカ)

These melons actually went on display in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, with people checking out the butt melons, reportedly saying things like, "The heck are these?"

This isn't the first set of Japanese butt melons, as other farmers around the country have found two melons grown together, as you can see below. Mr. Shibata should spend less time in the fields and more time on the internet!

Check Out the Sexy Butt on These Watermelons

[Photo: 幸せへのパスポート]

Check Out the Sexy Butt on These Watermelons

[Photo: 西区のまいけるさん]

Check Out the Sexy Butt on These Watermelons

[Photo: booop_m]

Check Out the Sexy Butt on These Watermelons

[Photo: miiiitsuha]

Check Out the Sexy Butt on These Watermelons

[Photo: nobuhikokato]

I wonder if lots of farmers will start growing these sexy melons on purpose to join the array of other interestingly-shaped Japanese watermelons.

おしりみたいなスイカ採れる 越前市のJAで展示され話題 [Fukui Shimbun]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.