Japanese Farmers Create Pentagonal Shaped Citrus Fruits For Good Luck

Pentagonal Shaped Fruit Cut Open

With the help of wooden frames, farmers in Ehime Japan have created a five-sided version of the iyokan citrus fruit as a good luck charm for students taking entrance exams. The fruit is said to be more sour than an orange, but sweeter than a grapefruit and its name, “Gokaku no Iyokan”, which translates to “the sweet smell of success in exams”, is certainly a very fitting sentiment.

Iyokan on Tree

Pentagonal Shaped Fruits -Frames

Pentagonal Shaped Iyokan Citrus

images via Daily Mail

via Daily Mail

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