Yamagata farmer Kazuo Hanawa made the first shipment of his greenhouse-grown cherries yesterday. Now admittedly cherries don’t usually make the news, but they do when they sell for an incredible 1,000 yen (5 pound) a piece. Or an even heftier 40,000 yen (200 pound) for a 300 gram pack.
The fantastically priced fruit is apparently of the Sato Nishiki variety, which I must confess means nothing to me. Yet don’t for a minute think I’m adverse to the small spherical fruit. Not at all. In fact I’m quite partial to the odd cherry or two. But at 1,000 yen a go, I don’t think I’ll bother.
However that doesn’t mean to say I would deprive you dear reader of the opportunity of trying these choice cherries. You see quite miraculously I’ve managed to acquire a pack of this prized product, and I’m willing to sell it to the highest bidder.
Look pretty tasty don’t they?
So shall we start the bidding at, erm, 41,000 yen?