Encounters with Japanese Culture
Japan has the best fruits in the world (I think).
Although Japanese summer is extremely hot, and humidity and stickiness are terrible, the summer fruits give me a bit of happiness and energy to survive.
Summer is a great season for fruits!
In summer, we have peaches, grapes, apricots, watermelons, Japanese pears, cherries., etc.
If you have Japanese fruits for the first time, you will be astonished how sweet and juicy they are.
The fruits producers are making their best endeavor to make delicious fruits and quality improvement has been
done continuously to produce better quality and better taste products.
In Japan, we have a custom of sending gifts in summer and winter.
Assorted fruits is a popular gift and those produced for gifts are artistically beautiful in shape and apperance.
One of the famous high class fruits shop " Sembikiya" sells one Japanese melon at 23,000jpy (approx. 230usd).