For those that don’t know, fruit can be ridiculously expensive in Japan. According the the Wall Street Journal a small box of the specially cultivated grapes sold for a record $6400. The grapes above to be classified as Ruby Roman, must weight at least 20 grams per grape and contain at least 18% sugar content. That classification is one of the reason’s for the “mark-up.”
In Japan where fruit is a common and serious gift, fruit baskets or just individually wrapped pieces of fruit can get pretty expensive. It is both a sign of Japanese exclusivity and overindulgence.