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Odd-shaped melons herald Japan summer

FEAST FOR THE EYES: Mr Nishimura of Tokyo's Shibuya Nishimura luxury fruit shop displaying square and heart-shaped watermelons. Farmers plant young watermelons inside acrylic containers to get the desired shape.


JAPANESE consumers are used to paying through the nose for fruit, and now the summer's here there's another way for them to empty their wallets: cube and heart-shaped watermelons.

But this pricey produce is not intended to tempt your taste buds - it's more ornament than the