Momo Ichigo @ Strwberry

Recently strawberries are appearing everywhere, a sign of the spring arriving on March 21. Fruits in Japan can be expensive and for a good reason. The care given and expert hands to produce and pack pristine strawberries comes with a hefty price tag.

These were a gift from our friend Shin san who travelled to Tokushima and hand carried them home. Situated in the eastern part of Shikoku, Tokushima is surrounded by mountains topping 1,000 meters on three sides and pristine picturesque lakes.

In the village of Sanagōchi there grows the famous momo ichigo “peach strawberry”, known for its very high prices. These large strawberry can sell for upwards of 500 yen each and are famous for their juiciness, yet not overly sweet – just perfect.