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.


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.