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Shoppers on Sotobori Street, in Tokyo’s fashionable Ginza shopping district, may have been surprised by a sweet scent of citrus hanging in the air.

The refreshing smell can be traced to the first floor of Ginza Kumamoto-kan and its huge pile of “banpeiyu” which are now in season. Averaging 2 kg in weight and 20 cm in diameter, it is one of the largest citrus fruits in the world.

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