Every year the first melons of the season from Yubari, Hokkaido are auctioned off for crazy high prices. This year the record was set - 3 million yen for two pefect melons at the Sapporo wholesale market. The previous record was 2.5 million yen set in 2008 and 2014. This year's successful bidder was Takamaru Konishi, a buyer for a supermarket in Hyogo Prefecture. The melons will be on display in the supermarket. It's a good thing I don't like melons because I can't afford to eat them!