I was talking to my mom about these on the phone and she said I should blog about it.
Here are pictures of SQUARE watermelons! Japanese people are very 'space conscience'. Since this is an island nation, space is very limited. Everything is smaller here....backyards, houses, sidewalks, cars and refrigerators. So naturally, Japanese would find a way to take an oval fruit and make it square. They grow the watermelons in square glass cases so that they fit into the refrigerators better. INGENIOUS!
I haven't tasted the square watermelons.....they are grown in another prefecture and are only in select high-end supermarkets. Each melon sells for 10,000 yen = over $100. Really? Honestly I just can not see spending over a $100 on some fruit!
The fruit here in Japan is BEYOND delicious - the rich, volcanic soil makes it that way -- but $100 for a watermelon is r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s!