Japan Gastronomy and Society: Own picked Straberries on Sale in Shizuoka City!

if you go to the country in Japan, especially in farming-rich areas you will discover many people selling thir own garden/field fruit or vegetables on makeshift stands.

I found this stand yesterday in the entrance of a small company building whose business is totally unrelated to farming but whose owner apparently grows his own benihoppe/Red Cheeks Strawberries.
He had put quite a lot on sale. 300 yen for at leat 500 grams of small but delicious, especilally for jams, is dead cheap!

Since “grown at home” is mentioned the company owner’s family muts be a local farming family!

A simple box is left on the stand for coins to be put inside.
Nobody was ther to look after it.
Back home in France the strawberries and the money box would have disappeared within five minutes!

No wonder Japan is such a safe and resilient country!


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4 thoughts on “Japan Gastronomy and Society: Own picked Straberries on Sale in Shizuoka City!”

  1. Not only in France, but in Switzerland it would disappear too… (unless it is in very small villages far from cities). Japan is probably the only such nation in the world!
    The strawberries are even cheaper than in France! (not to mention Switzerland). Meanwhile people keep on saying how expensive fruits are in Japan…


  2. A few of the families that live near me still sell produce and honey with a money box by the road. It always makes me feel good that we live in an area where neighbors have that kind of trust. I can’t wait until our strawberries arrive, but I think we still have some time to go here before that happens. Enjoy them and make lots of jam 🙂


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