Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Melons Drop In Price But Still Shockingly Expensive!

The infamous auction for the first Yubari melons of the season took place this past Friday and sold for 500,000 yen (nearly $5400 USD)!!

The shock is not the high price tag but rather the huge drop from last year's auction price of 2.5 million yen (nearly $27000 USD)!
Looks like Japan's drop in prices involves every sector!

So why the high price?
Giving expensive fruit in Japan is a prized gift as seen by our prior blog posts: Grapes for A Grand and Square Watermelons!

Via Washington Post


gate valves said...

how come these melons are so expensive?! i really dont get it...

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