At the central wholesale market in Tokyo, a box of Sotsuma tangerine was sold for a price that is beyond good and evil – a million yen (almost $ 10,000).
Tangerines of this variety have an unusual spicy taste and thin skin.
The Japanese talk about these tangerines very romantic: “They ripen under the three suns – under what is in the sky, under what is reflected in the water, and under what beats off stone walls.”
The price is difficult to explain even at the beginning of the mandarin season. After all, a little later, this most expensive variety in Japan will cost 8,000 yen (77 dollars) per kilogram. In the meantime, like this.
Who paid so generously is a mystery to everyone.