This fruit shop in Japan selling their high-quality fruit at insane prices!
銀座まるごとチョコいちご◡̈❁* 三越のサロン･デュ･ショコラに出展中の千疋屋のテイクアウトスイーツ♬*゜ ♡♥♡大粒のいちご♡♥♡ すっっごいジューシー&程よい酸味♡ 下のチョコとクリームも甘すぎずあっさり♡♡ すべてのバランスが絶妙で本当においしかったです(*ฅ́˘ฅ̀*)♡♡♡ さすが千疋屋°˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖ﾟ 期間中にまた食べたいなー♬* * * #サロンデュショコラ#名古屋三越#名古屋#三越#銀座千疋屋#千疋屋#チョコ#いちご#銀座まるごとチョコいちご#バレンタイン#salonduchocolat #chocolate #sembikiya #nagoya #mitsukoshi #strawberry #sweet #valentine #2017
This is Sembikiya, Japan’s oldest fruit shop, where fruit is managed like any gold or silver products. The fruits are packed and sold just like an elegant gift, particularly because of their excellent appearance. From heart-shaped watermelons to huge “Ruby Roman” grapes and giant strawberries, every fruit is a piece of art and the result of meticulous hard work in growing them.
The shop sold a premium Hokkaido cantaloupe for a record $27,240 (3 million yen) in 2016.
— InstaKyoto (@InstaKyoto) April 4, 2015
Dean of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Soyeon Shim, told CNN,
“Fruits are treated differently in Asian culture and in Japanese society especially. Fruit purchase and consumption are tied to social and cultural practices. It is not only an important part of their diet, but, perhaps more importantly, fruit is considered a luxury item and plays an important and elaborate ritual part in Japan’s extensive gift-giving practices.”
The packaging of these extravagant fruits is a sight to behold, as single strawberries are sold boxes akin to jewelry cases, while melons are packaged in highly decorated wooden boxes. It is not just the appearance, consumers also claim that they have never tasted anything better than this.