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The Shape Of Watermelons to Come

Funny watermelonsBy Avi Landau

 

It seems that there is no way of avoiding surprises in Japan. Even in a rush to get back home from Tokyo, trying to keep cool by walking within the air-conditioned confines of the chic, new Mid-Town shopping center, I virtually bumped into a group of journalists and photographers. I’m still not exactly sure what the press had gathered for, but when I glanced up out of curiosity, my eyes fixed upon a sight they had never seen before: cube-shaped and pyramid-shaped watermelons, on sale for about 15,000 Yen each.

If you have cash to burn, you might want to try out one of these curiosities, or even better, send them to your boss, teacher or in-laws as a mid-summer gift! Check the Sun Fruits shop info. By the way, the
regular shaped melons you see in the photo are BLACK inside. Sound appetizing?

This heart-shaped watermelon will cost you 36,000 Yen plus some change! (July 4, 2013)

This heart-shaped watermelon will cost you 36,000 Yen plus some change! (July 4, 2013)

I have written about Japan`s summer gifts and why you should probably sent some this year:

http://blog.alientimes.org/2013/07/japans-mid-summer-gifts-o-chugen-why-they-are-given-and-why-you-should-probably-give-them-too/

Square watermelon grown in Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku- on sale a the Mid-Town Shopping Mall in Tokyo (July 4, 2013)

Square watermelon grown in Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku- on sale a the Mid-Town Shopping Mall in Tokyo (July 4, 2013)

 



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