The most expensive fruit parlor in the world
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The Japanese are more than extravagant people, they always come up with something, go ahead of the rest. This time they stood out with the world's most expensive fruit parlor. Never heard of a fruit parlor? We, too. Sembikia is basically a fruit shop, but the merchandise is so expensive and the interior of the shop is reminiscent of a jewelry store, so "fruit shop" is a pretty apt name.
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1. This is the main store of the Japanese fruit "giant" - the company "Sembikiya". It has been run by the same family since 1834. At the time, it was just a regular fruit stand, but one day, the second-generation shop owner's wife decided they could make money in another way.
2. So, this is more of a gift shop than a shop. About 80-90% of these goods are bought as a gift, because in Japan it is customary to give expensive fruits for official events (weddings, business negotiations and visits to the hospital).
3. You can buy Sekai-ichi apples here for $21. $21 for one piece! Sekai-ichi means "best in the world" in Japanese. Allegedly, these apples were washed with honey, the sweat of angels and the tears of Donald Trump. Joke, of course.
4. Square Watermelon - Only $212
5. $69 for a pack of 12 royal strawberries.
6. Cherries for $159.50 a box (i.e. $4 each).
7. $64 for grapes.
8. Perhaps you want a $170 fruit platter of 6 fruits?
9. Or Densuke watermelon for $127???
By the way, in 2011, farmers from Hokkaido were very sad because the price of these watermelons fell: the most expensive of them was then sold for “only” $ 4,000. Every year, only 100 of these watermelons are grown in Hokkaido.
10. Yubari melons (one for $160, or two for $265). These are the most expensive fruits on earth. One such melon was sold at auction for $23,500.
11. What is so special about them? First, they are grown in perfect greenhouses and covered with hats to keep them from drying out in the sun. Each plant produces only one fruit, and in order to get the sweetest fruit, farmers cut the fruits ahead of time.
12. The Sembikia family claims that it was she who started the tradition of giving expensive fruits.
13. In order for their goods to get into expensive stores, farmers are ready for the most extreme measures. And that is why in Tokyo there are real fruit museums under almost every store.