Everything’s Coming Up Cherries!


It is cherry season in Japan! Trees that were the object of everyone’s affection appearing in a plethora of pictures, selfies, and videos during sakura blooming season are now full of delectable red balls of sweet fruit! 


Cherries are a family business in Nanbu! Nanbu, Japan June 28, 2019. Group Selfie by Greg Vessar.

About a week ago I headed to Nanbu to pick cherries at a family run cherry orchard. For a small fee, they walked me around the trees and explained that I could eat as much as I wanted, but I had to pay extra for any cherries I wanted to take home. Those cherries were delicious and naturally sweet…like eating candy! I picked a bunch and headed home…hopefully with a cherry cobbler in my future! 

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  1. Cool looking lid, dude!

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