A Day on a Japanese Strawberry Farm

A Day on a Japanese Strawberry Farm


Good morning guys! Today we are here with Mr. Kuramochi-san! Hello! And we are at Kuramochi Strawberry Farms where we’re going to be picking some fresh strawberries and then we’re going to be making some ichigo daifuku with them! Which is a Japanese treat! Which is fresh mochi, with a strawberry inside It’s super delicious, it’s gonna be amazing! And today Natalia is helping us out with translation Hello! Just so you guys can see that even if you don’t speak a word of Japanese that okay, because there will always be a translator around to help out Let’s get started, I cannot wait! Today is quite warm, so I think the strawberries in the shade will be more delicious Maybe around here? This area here? Yeah I think around here is good These ones look nice! These ones are small, but I think they’ll be tasty Put your fingers around like this And don’t pull it, but take them off like this Take it with your two fingers but not pull And twist up Oh wow! You’re good! You’re a natural! Here’s our first strawberry of the day Shall we try it? Itadakimasu! (said before eating) Yum! Tasty, so tasty! They’re so sweet, and juicy Yeah! Kuramochi-san found some good strawberries Wow! Nice find! The shape is bad but they’ll taste good I think Not so beautiful but it’s gonna taste good! So big There, yeah They come off so easily when you pick them like that! Oh yeah, I wanted to ask him One time I did ichigo-kari and they said: take off the green part and eat it from this way instead of from this side which one is better? Yeah they say that eating it that way is delicious But I think you can eat them however you like! Kuramochi-san told me that You can eat it like this by taking off the green part and eating it from the top instead of from the bottom first And he said that’s a delicious way to eat them However you can eat them however you like and that’s fine as well So they have two kinds of strawberries here The ones on the lower level are called akihime and these ones are called benihoppe Apparently the lower level strawberries are slightly sweeter But they’re all really delicious! Ooo what about this one? This one looks nice Yeah! I think that one’s ready! Yeah looks good. Is it the same taste? So good Same taste? No, it is different They’re both really sweet, the lower ones are sweeter And something about the upper ones tastes like apples to me I don’t know why So Kuramochi-san told us that the strawberries with the pink flowers which seem to be kind of rare, we’ve only seen a few plants in this greenhouse that have pink flowers He told us that those are the most delicious ones So let’s try them I have located a pink flowered plant So let’s find a strawberry on here Maybe this little one? This one is pretty small but I think we’ll be able to tell the flavour still Something about it tastes like tea Mmm it’s really good yeah Okay those ones are good, he was right He’s definitely right Just cause it’s pretty These ones are pink right? Maybe this one? You gotta try some! It’s so different! Without these honey bees they wouldn’t become nicely shaped strawberries The strawberries that are poorly shaped are that way because they weren’t properly pollinated Oh no way! I didn’t know that That’s so interesting Look here Come on bees! Do your job! When this yellow part is properly pollinated it will become brown and we’ll end up with nicely shaped strawberries Since we’re going to be making some strawberry daifuku later We need to find some good strawberries Nice shape, nice colour, nice size So let’s look for those ones now We made a pretty big one, and we want it to be kinda roundish So that it’ll look nice when it’s covered in the mochi Ooo what about this one? Aw maybe it’s not red enough Close… close… Ooo yeah Nice work It’s time to start the mochi pounding I’ve got the kine, and the usu And this is where the mochi rice is gonna go Which they are cooking right behind us over here It’s so good guys This is so much better than regular rice It’s chewy and sweet and it’s gonna make the best daifuku ever! Only 30 more minutes of this Oh my god You are a strong woman, remember! It’s looking good, It’s getting there! The hardest part is over, we’re done the mochi pounding and now we’re gonna take the mochi and make our daifuku! Get some water on your hands It’s not as beautiful as the ones in the store But it’ll taste good! Not bad! It’s pretty round. We have finished our daifuku! They’re not as beautiful as the ones you see in the supermarket but the ingredients are the same, so they should be really good This one we put kinako powder on, that is optional – it’s totally up to you That’s a powder made out of soybeans It’s really delicious, you see it in lots of Japanese desserts I’m gonna try that one first Let’s get my fingers a little wet because these are super sticky Itadakimasu! It’s so chewy The mochi is still warm It’s really hard to talk with it in my mouth The fresh, sweet strawberries in the middle are such a good balance to the simple taste of the mochi and the kinako powder actually gives it a slight salty taste which is nice! I had a blast today, I hope you guys enjoyed that! If you would like to participate in this strawberry picking and ichigo daifuku making adventure yourselves I will put the link down below where you can sign up! We are in Kashiwa city today, which is about a 30 minute train ride from Tokyo Station Thank you for watching, and I’ll see you guys again soon!

100 thoughts on “A Day on a Japanese Strawberry Farm

  1. I'm going to Japan in october and I wanted to ask if s.o can recommend s.th that I can only do in october, like some events ? 🙂

  2. I have no idea if you even know the answer to this but im gonna try it. Iv studied for this kinda things (how to grow plants etc). And I was wondering what kind of bees he was using? In the Netherlands we usually use bumblebees instead of honey bee shaped bees like the ones over there.

  3. 杵の使い方が上手!初めてだと、日本人でも難しい。

  4. Hi Sharla, I don't see the strawberry picking option on the website. Do you have a direct link for this?

  5. 綺麗になったな、シャーラ (((( ̄o ̄ ;)y-゚゚゚ (byサウザー様)

  6. たまたまこの動画見つけたんですが、英語の勉強にもなるのですごいいいですね!

  7. もし、おうちでイチゴ大福作るなら
    白玉粉使ってお餅にすると簡単だし美味しいですよー

  8. I'll be in Japan April 2018. My main food goal is to eat mochi. This would be the perfect way to experience it!

  9. You are so pretty Sharla! Loved this video! It was very interesting and the strawberries look so sweet 🍓❣️

  10. I don't know if you'd see this or even answer it, Sharla, but right when you moved to Japan, did you find it difficult to adapt to eating rice all the time (as a non-Asian)?

    I am curious since I am Asian and my boyfriend is not and is not used to eating rice pretty much everyday. But since I am the one that cooks and stuff he has to eat it! Though the next question would be to myself is if he'd ever get used to it. :p

  11. I really wanted to go to that beautiful place. Thank you for filming it in such a good quality! Japan is always full of surprises 😀

  12. 大福作りには「片栗粉」が無いと・・・

  13. After visiting this farm, there were 2 girls in Japan with Strawberry flavor kisses and the Strawberry farm didn't have any berry to sell for 2 days…

  14. We also have a huge strawberry field in Carlsbad (San Diego, California). Spring is the best time for strawberry picking.

  15. idk what about this video is beautiful… but it all is! The warm lighting gives a warm welcome and feels homey! <3

  16. 世界中でカナダ人が一番好き。  親日が多い。

  17. I lived in Tochigi as a kindergarten English teacher and we went to a strawberry field. Unfortunately it was raining but the strawberries were really yummy!!

  18. 私は英語の勉強をしています^^*
    あなたの動画はとても参考になります^^*
    いつもありがとうございます!!!!!

  19. They have strawberries where I am to.  They sell them by the pound.  It is a way to buy stuff that is not as expensive.

  20. Hello Miss Sharla, I hope you are fine, thanks a lot and I would like to keep in touch with you to led as to marriage please. Ali Ads,Egyptian Japanese staying in Japan,computer engineer in IBM Japan. [email protected] com +819010836711

  21. Thank you Sharla. You always have such interesting videos, and I learn so much from them. Thank you for all of your hard work!

  22. يوووه مابش واحد عربي هنا اذا في جاوب

  23. You’re always a joy to watch! You’re also a good endorser since I’m not a strawberry fan but you makes me want one right now!

  24. すごい!ここまで本格的に餅つきするとは思わなかった。
    これは絶対においしい!!

  25. シャーラ たまには日本に来て! 近いから
    あと 体重が心配みたいな動画があったけど、急なダイエットはしないでほしいです
    リバウンドって本当に怖いから
    体のリバウンド以上に 精神的なリバウンドが本当に怖いですよ
    無理しないでくださいね

  26. mochi + anko + 🍓 = sooo yummy 😋 You had a wonderful experience. 🎉👏☝️

  27. your videos on Japan are great and informative. u show a lot of respect for the culture and people. u have a good genuine love for japan. I love there houses with that out door area been in the middle of the house.

  28. Lol you better WORK for that mochi!! I was surprised that you actually got to make the mochi too. But then again it seems like they go the extra mile in Japan for freshness. In America we are lazy lol but for real I would love to go there. This looks really fun

  29. The very beautiful lady in the thumbnail made me clicked on this…
    But now I want to eat some strawberry mochi🍓🍡

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