In Shizuoka, you can buy perfectly uniform shaped mikan in the grocery store, but they are a little expensive. When I buy mine I prefer the street side stands and vending machines for 100 or 200 yen a bag. I don't mind have different sizes. Have you ever seen vending machines or little stands on the street, selling oranges before?
Even better than buying on the street is picking your own! Last weekend my friends invited me to join them on a trip to Hamamatsu to pick our own.
I had a great time and am thankful my friends included me on this mikan picking trip!
I saw these near my home and don't know what the story is on hanging mikan - are they decoration, are they drying, who knows? Please tell me if you do know, or even if you have a guess.