These Pentagon-Shaped Oranges From Japan Are As Real As Your Average Orange
Everything can be achieved with just a bit of imagination. This is what some Japanese farmers must have thought when they decided to grow pentagon-shaped oranges.
Fruit farmers in Ehime Prefecture, Japan have created "Gokakukei Iyokan"
A mix of mandarians and oranges, "iyokan" is sometimes called a "Japanese Summer Orange."kotaku.com
And in Japanese, "gokakukei" means "pentagon."kotaku.com
But this special fruit's name is a pun! Here's how.
See, "goukaku" means "successfully passing an exam." And "ii yokan" means a "good premonition." So, if written like "goukaku ii yokan", it means "to have a good premonition of exam success."dailymail.co.uk
The iyokan citrus fruits were handed out as a good luck charm for students in the upcoming entrance exam season in Yawatahama, Ehime
These sound like they will become a local speciality: Next month, 300 of them are going on sale at a local festival, reports Asahi.asahi.com
Courtesy of Asahi News and website Pouch, you can see more photos of the pentagon-shaped fruit as well as how they are grown into that pentagon shape
The farmers have been working on this for years! No idea how long it took them to come up with the pun.youpouch.com