The Yomiuri Shimbun

Workers pack satonishiki cherries in Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture, the leading cherry production area in the country. The cherries are being sorted by size and boxed at a farm run by Futoshi Motoki. “In terms of weather, we’ve been blessed this year, and it shows in the fruit’s color,” said Motoki, 58. “They are at their most delicious right now, so please try them.”