Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fruit Aesthetics: Cherries for $6 a piece!


HOLY COW! Just a reminder that Tokyo ain't cheap! This unobtrusive box (l.) with exactly 48 cherries sells for ¥31,500 ($308) at your local metro station. And, yes, they have your bargain box (r.) with 54 cherries for just ¥18,900 ($194)! [Last year we bought honeydew -at 8,000 Yen ($78) a piece- as gift for a Buddhist temple]. In case you wonder: It’s about season, location, brand; but more so about the fruits’ colors and shapes. Call it FRUIT AESTHETICS.