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Sakuranbo (Japanese Cherries)



Sakuranbo (Japanese cherries) can be found in the shops in Japan from June to July. Characteristics of the cherries are their vivid vermillion color and elegant sweetness combined with a slightly sour taste. Yamagata Prefecture, located in the Tohoku region, the northernmost part of Japan’s main island, accounts for about 70% production volume of the cherries. Among Japanese cherries, the brand called Sato-Nishiki is very famous and particularly delicious. This was made by Eisuke Sato over a period of 15 years beginning in the 1910s. He made a delicious sakuranbo after many trials and errors. There are other delicious brands of sakuranbo besides his. If you are in Japan during this season, why not try sakuranbo?