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Melons Sold in Japan For $27,000 – Perfection has no price

  • 15
  • 06
  • 2016

We bet you’ve never heard of melons costing thousands of dollars before. You’d probably think it might be an easy way to get rich.

A pair of melons, Yubari melons to be exact, just sold for $27,295 at an auction in Sapporo, Japan. The supermarket from Amagasaki, western Japan, was the lucky one to win the bid.

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This fruit denotes prestige and is often given as a gift amongst friends and colleagues.

Only in Japan could you find fruit that sells for 4 digits.

Considered a luxury fruit in Japan, Yubari melons are usually sold for more than $100 in department stores. Senbikiya, a luxury store in Tokyo, sells 40-50 of these melons in one day and approximately 200 per day during mid-year. In the next video you can see an American Youtuber’s surprise as to how expensive fruit in Japan can be.

For a Yubari melon to cost so much, it must meet certain requirements. The best quality melons are a perfect sphere and very smooth, with even patterns and a perfect T-shaped stem.

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Westerners might not be able to tell the difference between a high-end fruit and a common one. But the Japanese can confirm with all confidence that there is a difference.

“They are definitely different, from the scent of it to the texture of it,” said Shigeko Hoshi, who occasionally eats expensive fruits when her family receives one as a gift.

This does not happen only with melons. Grapes can also be considered a high-end fruit costing up to $40.00 for a single stock.

We wonder if westerners would pay these prices to eat a fruit that they could get for 10 times less.

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