At the first auction of the season last week, a pair of melons sold for 1.5 million yen, which was only half the sale price for two melons at last year's auction. The melons were grown in Yubari, Hokkaido and are a premium type of cantaloupe. The successful bidder was Kurashige Shoten who is a fruit wholesaler in Sapporo, Hokkaido. He said he plans to give the melons to children at an elementary school in Yubari.
I don't understand this! I don't even like cantaloupe. What is the most you would pay for melon?