Watermelon of the Pharoahs

Watermelon Cube Heart Pyramid Trapezoid Shape


Okay, so this is something I just had to share with you all. My dear friend Shawna was in the Yamanashi prefecture of Yamanakako, Japan this week and she spotted these watermelons in a variety of peculiar shapes and sizes. Clockwise from top left is a pyramid shaped watermelon for $500, yes folks $500, a trapezoid watermelon for $400, a cubed watermelon for $200, and last but not least, the two fancy heart-shaped watermelons going for $200 for the small, and $350 for the large. Wow, these sure are some pricey shaped watermelons. Although I am a big fan of the fruit, I would have to say that for $350, I would rather have the Botkier Lita Lambskin Clutch in gorgeous fuschia at Neiman’s, even over the emerald seedless heart-shaped watermelon in Yamanakako. But the pyramid watermelon, well that may be a whole different story.



  1. 23/08/2008 / 6:02 pm

    Hi Mika! What gorgeous watermelons. In fact, what came to mind when I read the article was ‘Wow! Are they really watermelons?’ At first glance I thought they were handbags!! Talk about fusing food and fashion so elegantly. Hey, if the watermelons were good enough for the Pharoahs they are certainly good enough for food fashionistas everywhere. Looking forward to our next lunch!! XOXO

  2. 23/08/2008 / 6:20 pm

    Hi Kim- So funny that you mention the resemblance to handbags since my friends Andre and Erika both mentioned that exact same thing. I too am looking forward to our next lunch…or dinner! XO

  3. b.p.
    22/04/2010 / 2:11 pm

    When your growing watermelon what is the best way to tell when it’s ready to pick? I heard of “knocking” and to push in on both ends to check the softness.

  4. marco polo
    03/08/2011 / 7:05 pm

    I swear that japan has the coolest stuff ever invented, or grown. LOL. I’m dying to visit there one day soon.

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