| It was the 9th of June
when I went strawberry picking with Ito-san and his wife. Me and my 2 other
friends met up early in the morning to take a train from Sendai station to
Yamashita station. There we met up with Ito-san and the other people who were
going strawberry picking. After a brief introduction we all went by car to the
farm. I was very happy that the weather was very pleasant; which was fortunate
since it had been raining for the past few days leading up to the strawberry
As it turns out the farm wasn’t a farm chiefly
for strawberry picking and that it grew other produce as well. But Ito-san
assured us that it was better we went to this farm anyways since it was a more
inexpensive alternative. After we arrived at the farm, we met the farm’s owner
and after a brief explanation, we all went strawberry picking.
Each one of us was given a box to fill with as
many strawberries as we could pick. My two friends, Hakuga and Ryo started
filling their boxes at a high pace. They were determined to bring as much as
they could carry back to their homes. As for me, I decided to be more tactful
and only fill my box half full, as I knew that bringing back a heavy box all
the way to my dorm would be backbreaking.
We had a lot of fun perusing the
different aisles for strawberries and as we were taking pictures at the same
time. Even though this was the end of the season for strawberry picking, the
flavour of the berries was excellent! Ito-san also taught us a way to pick the
berries without harming their soft exterior. After the event, Ito-san was very
kind to offer the 3 of us a ride back to Sendai, saving us the troublesome
ordeal of carry the boxes of strawberries ourselves.
They day turn out to be a very fun experience
for me and I want to extend my deepest thanks to Ito-san and his wife for being
so kind to take me and my friends to this event. And I look forward to meeting
them both again!