Photo: Cube-shaped Watermelon

Cube Watermelon
Originally uploaded by flickrsoon

I spotted the mythical cubed-shaped watermelon while in Tokyo. There are several other shapes that the Japanese have thought of too! The oddly-shaped watermelon retails from 10,000 yen to 20,000 yen ($83 to $174 USD) and usually caters to the fashion-conscious. Cube watermelons gets their shape from the progressive glass cases that farmers place them in while growing. For more information on pricing, culture, and history of the cubed watermelon, go to these links:

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Uploaded by flickrsoon on 2 Feb 08, 4.28PM PST.