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A Day on a Japanese Strawberry Farm

October 3, 2019

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!


  • Reply FlyArrow March 28, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I smelled strawberries from the video lol XD Smells so nice XD

  • Reply jeshiedesu March 28, 2017 at 11:18 am

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

  • Reply Mickey Mouse March 28, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    OMG love your hair !

  • Reply rikavanderhofstad March 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    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.

  • Reply 宮ちゃん March 28, 2017 at 7:54 pm


  • Reply Taylor Sweet March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Well I want strawberries now

  • Reply DogaTv March 29, 2017 at 4:56 am

    I love pounding Mochi. >.>

  • Reply Camille Matsumoto March 29, 2017 at 8:52 am

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

  • Reply am8is9 March 29, 2017 at 10:17 am


  • Reply Darkpatiri March 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Loved the video Sharla! I really wanna experience the same! They look so tummy >.<

  • Reply Leafy Lampshade March 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Loved this ❤🍓

  • Reply Castro's Guide to Japan March 30, 2017 at 3:57 am

    The strawberry picking is awesome, but the daifuku really hits the spot 🙂

  • Reply 七水ポルカ March 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

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

  • Reply Lissani March 30, 2017 at 8:38 am

    wow i hope i can go to japan when im grow up i luv japan

  • Reply Travel Easy TV March 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Yup, It's looks delicious. Thank you for the video.

  • Reply Rose Jam March 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    now I'm hungry -_- ,but regardless of that this video's quality was so well made i loved it ♥

  • Reply Derakon March 31, 2017 at 6:53 am

    you are a strawberry D:

  • Reply Sarah Schaarschmidt March 31, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    beautiful New hair color and style

  • Reply Ryan Lundgren April 1, 2017 at 3:19 am

    "Remember you are strong woman" xD I love that

  • Reply Toshi Naka April 1, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Looks so happy.

  • Reply Re:無冥 April 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm


  • Reply Flames Gaming April 3, 2017 at 3:27 am

    now it is time for blueberries 🙌

  • Reply ぽぽ April 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm


  • Reply Engruls OhSix April 4, 2017 at 4:17 pm

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

  • Reply Katy May April 4, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I love that the floral strawberries nearly knocked Sharla off her feet!! She's such a foodie

  • Reply alexa buddy April 4, 2017 at 11:46 pm

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

  • Reply Rezzmari April 6, 2017 at 1:04 am

    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

  • Reply Ashley Gillie April 6, 2017 at 1:35 am

    I gave the video a thumbs up.

  • Reply DemonKing Kaze April 6, 2017 at 5:11 am

    this may seem bad but I love how a French women is the English Japanese translator lol

  • Reply Natsume Hyuuga April 6, 2017 at 5:23 am

    You're so beautiful

  • Reply Lolly Random April 6, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Where is Natalia from? Because Ive got a feeling 😄

  • Reply Minute Kanji April 9, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    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 😀

  • Reply Vilver II April 10, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Awesome video, I don't even like strawberries, but I love your adventures!

  • Reply 茶屋 April 10, 2017 at 3:59 am


  • Reply sheddinglove s April 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    haha sharla your so short next to her lol I would be to I'm 5'2 with a big head 😂😂

  • Reply Fat white guy productions April 12, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Why do you need a translator if you know Japanese?

  • Reply Carsten Hemel April 13, 2017 at 5:39 am

    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…

  • Reply Juan Lita April 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    1:10 – 1:12 when they say the same thing

  • Reply Linda Fukuyu April 15, 2017 at 2:29 am

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

  • Reply matilda rossette April 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Sub spanish this is the heaven !♥

  • Reply matilda rossette April 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    HERMOSA ♥ Gracias Natalia. Besos desde venezuela.

  • Reply Gregorie Vincent April 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    my fking god she is thug with that hammer

  • Reply Kaykmeh April 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Sharla pickin' dem berries with a swift flicka dah wrist

  • Reply Zhang Ci Eng April 16, 2017 at 9:25 pm

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

  • Reply ザム April 18, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Sharla, I am impressed. You swung the Kine like a pro.

  • Reply MintyMiku April 18, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I miss picking up strawberries and harvest bees honey…

  • Reply Bitches And Cream April 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Everything is so beautiful 0^0
    Meanwhile in Bosnia and Herzegovina…

    It's snowing…


  • Reply Tottis Travel Time April 21, 2017 at 7:31 am


  • Reply Dawood Khan April 21, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I see you beautiful reply me plzzzzz

  • Reply cube0597 April 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm


  • Reply Rel Simmons April 27, 2017 at 8:44 am

    this reminds me of that commercial that is in all the subway stations w the girl eating strawberries! hahaha

  • Reply Apek Iugelas May 4, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Youre so pretty and fun girls . love to watch your videos

  • Reply Emily Linda Hofmann May 5, 2017 at 3:35 am

    the video title is in german :v wie ist das möglich? 😛

  • Reply Jojo the awesome May 6, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I'm new here !! But this is beautiful :))

  • Reply Bjorn June 2, 2017 at 6:27 am

    ~Strawberry Swing ❤ through ❤ Strawberry Fields~

  • Reply T M June 8, 2017 at 4:07 pm


  • Reply ケンジです。 June 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    世界中でカナダ人が一番好き。  親日が多い。

  • Reply The Kawaii Planet June 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    The thumbnail for this vide is life! You are absolutely stunning! ♥

  • Reply LEENA_ 16 June 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm


  • Reply oh cheese June 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Age is just a number

  • Reply ジャステイナJustina Kocher July 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    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!!

  • Reply Carrisa V July 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I loved everything about this video!

  • Reply さんツナ September 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm


  • Reply S1QuanA September 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Wait. so what was the translator girl for? lmao

  • Reply drchan singer September 23, 2017 at 10:54 am


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  • Reply rarecharisma October 5, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Why do you need a translator? I don’t get it if you speak Japanese..

  • Reply Tilith Dickerson November 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    i am confusion, i thought she already knew Japanese

  • Reply kimiya kaneko November 5, 2017 at 1:22 am

    nice experience

  • Reply creative centre CCL January 5, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    excellent farming . sir/madam what is the suitable tempreture for straberry farming.

  • Reply charlie mashara January 6, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    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.

  • Reply Ali Ads January 14, 2018 at 7:02 am

    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

  • Reply Quốc Nguyễn February 7, 2018 at 3:55 am

    I'd like strawberry🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓

  • Reply Tinabean_Flies February 22, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Wow! Strawberries! <3

  • Reply zohaib9990 February 24, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    So sweet you are Sharla ☺✌🍓🍓

  • Reply Richard Campbell March 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm

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

  • Reply Zaydan AL ghithay March 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    يوووه مابش واحد عربي هنا اذا في جاوب

  • Reply Small Business Ideas March 24, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Looking so beautiful

  • Reply Khrisna Ambathi April 7, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Omg you looks so cute with your hair style Sharla 🙂

  • Reply M mangla April 15, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Hi nice video

  • Reply Pitabasha Acharya April 18, 2018 at 7:45 am

    The Thumbnail is so beautiful…

  • Reply Ahmad khan April 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    You guys fucking cooll

  • Reply Jun Benitez May 13, 2018 at 2:26 am

    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!

  • Reply 小松崎直樹 May 18, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I must break you ❤

  • Reply Niresh Debbarma May 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    so good

  • Reply Hey May 27, 2018 at 11:43 pm


  • Reply じゃっくだにえら June 4, 2018 at 10:37 am


  • Reply Mr,Ree June 6, 2018 at 10:51 pm


  • Reply Ronand Raveche July 4, 2018 at 4:36 am

    wow <3

  • Reply Matescium August 24, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Why that strawberry is small.

  • Reply HYAMAMA September 2, 2018 at 11:36 am

    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
    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

  • Reply Danh Nguyen September 3, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Commentator is sooooo oo cute

  • Reply Jon Abraham October 7, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Your smile better than the sweet strawberry

  • Reply canal do jhow jhow October 10, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Eita rapariga bonita

  • Reply Trisna Coyle October 23, 2018 at 4:05 am

    Are you half Asian?

  • Reply Akiko M. December 6, 2018 at 6:19 am

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

  • Reply Tiger Shot December 8, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    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.

  • Reply Raja huntar December 16, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiii beautiful

  • Reply Mariah Fields March 24, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    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

  • Reply Abraham Labadie June 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    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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