Square Watermelons ‘All the Rage’ in Japan (not)

Although not a hoax, square watermelons are not exactly new or ‘All the Rage’ in Japan as the KEYC News report below claims.
These melons have been around—or squared off so to speak—for the past 30 years as an odd speciality gift for Japan’s traditional season of bribery called Ochugen/ochugen bribe season japanese kanji (3Yen / 2005-07-18).
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Square Watermelons all the Rage in Japan
KEYC Mankato News, Weather, Sports / June 27, 2014
they have received 114 orders from Canada so far. An official of JA Kagawa said he wants to increase the amount of production capacity and expand the supply for overseas.

fuku-chan melons

said-openHow do ya like dem melons?said-closed (3Yen / 2009-06-14) and other ancient stories of square watermelons of Japan on the 3Yen include:

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3 thoughts on “Square Watermelons ‘All the Rage’ in Japan (not)”

  1. Here are some photos of Japanese watermelons of other shapes. Notice the gargantuan peaches at the low price of about $300.00! That’s about the same price of some peaches I picked up in Roppongi the other night! イヒヒヒ(*´∀`)

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