New Japanese Watermelon Comes from the Heart

Posted on September 1, 2009

It may be filled with soft and pink fleshy bits but this Japanese invention is by far the strangest representation of love we have seen in some time.

An enterprising farmer and his wife in Kumamoto, Japan have created a heart-shaped watermelon.

New Japanese Watermelon Comes from the Heart picture

It was an act of love for the couple where they wanted the fruit of their labor to symbolize their feelings for each other … and for their profession. Who says you can’t be too attached to your work?

The endeavor took three years to perfect and thereby, does show profound dedication to their work. Of course this is hardly a surprise given that the country is famous for producing creatively-shaped fruits and vegetables.

The couple managed to cultivate 20 watermelons in time for Mother’s day and sent off a few of them to be displayed at the Iwataya Department Store.

People say that perfect love always comes with a price and this is certainly true for these  watermelons. Each fruit was tagged at a hefty 15,750 yen ($160).

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Shinigami (A. K. Goemans) is a Netherlands-based writer who is into horror movies, computer games and manga. She lived in different parts of Asia and Africa before settling down in the Netherlands.
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Great, I like, thank you for sharing a lot of unique places

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l.ice: not. Ray: It does not end up with! "I look for trees to climb." "If you do not have a tree just near it?"

malaycan
malaycan

really awesome..but with the price i dont think i will buy it..huhu

mathman72
mathman72

How does this price compare to a normal watermelon in Japan?

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Japanese Words

Yeah, the Japanese have been making shaped watermelons for years. Won't see me spending $160 on them though!

BTS
BTS

That's awesome! I'd gladly spend the $160 for one.

Brandt
Brandt

Wow, that's pretty neat. But $160?

Mangearti
Mangearti

How is this done? I've seen the square watermelons before, but this is way weirder.

pacat
pacat

Thats okay,I will take nsomething that will last longer then a one way trip through my gastric system

pacat
pacat

I HAVE A CUTE LITTLE CANTALOPE I WILL SELL YOU FOR A HUNDRED DOLLARS

pacat
pacat

i IMAGINE IT IS DONE THE SAME WAY, IN SOME FORM OF A MOLD.