|06-24-2008, 02:30 PM||#1|
Curio & Relic
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Thousands of peaches are stolen from Japan orchard
TOKYO - Thousands of peaches popular as good luck gifts for newlyweds have been stolen from an orchard near Tokyo, police said Tuesday.
About 5,000 of the so-called "hanayome," or "bride" peaches, disappeared from an orchard overnight at Ubaguchi just east of Tokyo, said Masaki Kanemaru, a police spokesman in Yamanashi prefecture (state).
It's believed a gang of thieves were involved in order to harvest so many in a short time.
The bride peach is a special large variety that is also white inside, and is often presented to newly married couples.
They have been known to retail in Japan for as much as US$820 (7,300 yen) each, depending on scarcity or time of year.
In Japan, peaches, cherries and melons can sometimes carry hefty price tags because they are considered luxury items and are commonly given as gifts.
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|06-25-2008, 06:53 AM||#2|
AKaholic #: 10475
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New York
Wow, $820 dollars? FOR A PEACH????????????
~100% genuine and non-inflatable~
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