Day in the Life of a Japanese Butcher Shop Owner

Paolo fromTOKYO

4 млн көрүүлөр538

    A Day in the Life of a Japanese Wagyu Butcher Shop Owner in Tokyo. This Japanese Butcher living in Tokyo Japan offers premium A5 Japanese wagyu beef, Japanese pork, Japanese chicken and various curated meats. This is an average day living in Tokyo as well as average day working in tokyo as a meat butcher. You'll get a glimpse into Japan work culture for this field. Teru, 44 years old, runs a local Japanese meat butcher shop in Tokyo, Yanagiya, which has been in his family for 73 years. It’s named after his family, Yanagi. Yanagiya only sells A5 Sendai Gyu Beef, which is famous for having a strict grading criteria for it’s meat, as only 30 % of the cows in Miyagi prefecture are good enough to be certified with premium A5 medal. All Japanese beef is considered wagyu beef, but not all Wagyu beef is A5 grade. A5 wagyu beef is the highest quality of meat you can get in Japan based on it’s beef grading system. Basically, you have Yield Grade and a Quality Grade, hence A AND 5. The Yield Grade, is the amount of meat you can get from the cow, and is graded either A, B or C, A being the highest mark. While the Quality grade, depends on 4 categories, marbling, color & brightness, firmness and texture, and finally color, luster and quality of fat. Each is graded from 1 being poor all the way to 5 excellent. In order to achieve an overall 5 grade, the meat must receive a 5 in every category. So Receiving all 5’s but 1 4 in a category, won’t cut and it’d result in an overall grade of 4. If you look closely at the Wagyu beef, you can see what the Japanese call Sashi, or in English the marbling or thin stips of fat in the beef. Without this excellent marbling, the meat wouldn’t be considered grade 5 quality.
    Watch more Japan Day in the Life Series (Playlist):
    Get my Tokyo & Japan Merch and show your support!
    Yanagiya - Check out Teru's shop
    IG: @seinikuyanagiya - seinikuyanagiya
    FB: seinikuyanagiya
    --- Tokyo Zebra: My 2nd KGup Channel ----
    See My Life in Japan behind the scenes
    Questions about Japan or Japan Travel? Get answers and chat with my Discord Community
    ----- Help with Subtitles / Closed Captioning -----
    -- Channel Support ---
    Want to help SUPPORT my channel, buy me a BEER or Maiko and I DINNER? Thank you in advance!
    - PayPal:
    - Venmo: PaolofromTokyo (
    - Patreon:
    - Bitcoin: 1AUZW1Emio4qtRiBir3EUDey1zi3ssoRsw
    Join KGup Channel Memberships
    - kgup.infojoin
    - Merch Store:
    ----- Business -----
    Want me to feature your business in my video?
    Want to send me stuff?

    ----- For more info about me -----
    I'm from TOKYO JAPAN, I've been living here for a long time. I'll be your Tokyo Travel Guide, taking you to the spots I love as well as showing you what to do all around Japan and maybe sometimes overseas. I'm also into Tech so you'll see a few videos about my drone and other cool toys I discover. In short, the channel is all about what I Love, Japan, Food, Travel, Tech and most likely coming FROM-TOKYO, my home.
    - Website
    - Instagram:
    @paolofromtokyo - paolofromtokyo
    @tokyo.zebra - tokyo.zebra
    - Facebook:
    - Twitter:
    ----- My Film Gear -----
    (Affiliate Links Used - I may receive commission from products purchased)
    - Main Camera
    (USA Link)
    - Main Wide Lens
    (USA Link)
    - Powered Mic
    (USA Link)
    - Mic
    (USA Link)
    - Portable TriPod
    (USA Link)
    - Gimbal
    (USA Link)
    - Drone (Original)
    (USA Link)
    - For a complete list of my gear:
    Access to Music in video:

    күнү жарыяланды 2 ай мурун


    1. Paolo fromTOKYO

      It's a crazy time to be filming these Day in the Life vids. You can really see how Japan has changed. Although infinitely more difficult to coordinate filming, I have more videos to come! In the meantime, checkout my previous Day in the Life video series Playlist - - See behind the scenes in my Daily Life on Tokyo Zebra - Help support the channel and get my Toe-kyo Merch here

      1. Mohsin Zargar

        I don’t want you you know me that I I am not at a job but but u is is talking talking talking to you and and you you don’t want me to go with me me and and you don’t know know about the way I I am am I don’t want you you know I I am am am am I I I don’t don’t want want me me to go back back and and I I I don’t want want want me anymore because because I’m I’m not not talking to anybody else I don’t don’t want to argue about anything but but u

      2. Cooking With The Blues

        Breaded Veal Chop,

      3. Ashley

        I love all your videos, big fan! Thank you for all your hard work!! God bless you and your beautiful family 🤗

      4. Armina Rupleva

        *Only 18+* 👇👇👇 🔞

      5. SAMANO, Patrick Joseph, Ramos

        paolo from tokyo how did you get your background music?

    2. GUKYU

      Paolo : "said teru' Every danganronpa fan : pikachu suprize face

    3. Mary Angel-Grace Guiriba

      When they said they sell high-end portions of beef, why did I think of Promise Neverland? Sorry T-T

    4. FaTaLxLaTaF YD

      Guga would kill to be here

    5. Jose Portugal

      Wow amazing Ted he looks such a good person

    6. Mohammed jabir cp-61

      Why he hold a helmet😕

    7. no

      Slimmed down markiplier

    8. Delia jimnez

      Is anybody gonna talk how sharp those knives are?

    9. Ramanpreet Mann

      Just found your channel. Subscribed!

    10. alex Skafandri

      Great video. Greeting from Morocco 🇲🇦 🇯🇵

    11. Jon

      He’s only 44!? He looks like 25

    12. Scunga Dunga

      If you don’t get a wife and kids, you failed at life.

    13. Fruit Astolosan

      This dudes hair is amazing lol

    14. osher zarfati

      shinzou wo sasageyo

    15. Prakhar Gupta

      Why japanese use so much plastic everywhere , Don't they care about the environment .

    16. Fazil Hamza

      Eat and brush teeth policy in japan must be adhered at all cost

    17. Admiral


    18. Mountain dew

      Where was the dog?

    19. #IceBear4president

      I didn't expect this to be so wholesome

    20. Austin McDanel

      So when he was 18 and he said this is his 28th year hold up this man is 46!?!!?

    21. Im going To get a better username soon

      Japan is awesome

    22. Nickbrandon X2

      Nobody gonna talk about the fact that he is 45 years old but looks like he is in his 20’s

    23. Rey Naldy Fildian Jaya

      I want something like japanese kaigo www

    24. Chris McQ

      I WANNA GOOOOOOoo!!!

      1. Chris McQ

        TERU U A BOSS!!

    25. Prabodh swain

      Seems the butcher's life is far better than the IT guy, Casino man, space engineer etc. He lives in a nice house, does not rush to work without food etc.

    26. Green Tea很好

      The amount of plastic being used amaze me😳

    27. Huỳnh Thế Thông

      Not at all

    28. Foodie In The Struggle

      I just lost my job because of the pandemic, so I started a KGup cooking channel. Wish me luck!!!

    29. Christopher Hobbs

      Love this series

    30. Timur Baigunov

      Do they all use the same alarm sound to wake up? :)

    31. Adrian King

      Am I supposed to be impressed by a misogynistic cow murderer who has two sons following in his footsteps?? I feel so bad for his domestic partner ("wife") who has to cook and clean for him and who doesn't even have a name OR a second of time of screen time.... I guess male privilege transcends borders......

    32. Jaakko Haapasalo

      See this is the butcher that dosent come to mind first

    33. adarsh singh

      Next A day in the life of rom rom ji

    34. J-C

      The meat the butcher has looks like truffles lol

    35. Ruth Nayebare

      his butcher shop looks like a modern starbucks

    36. Hotdog Shober

      Oh man you’d have to royally screw up to make a Japanese person yell at you

    37. Nicholas M

      That toyota truck he has though, is seriously good looking

    38. Racer TV

      44 years old no way looks like hes 30

    39. Vaasu devan

      A very rich butcher....very rare to see a rich butcher

    40. PixelDoesStuff _

      His butcher shop is as clean and stainless as could be meanwhile the butcher shops in my country looks like it was a Saw trap

    41. Gretaqoq Staffordssqn

      My dad owned a butchers for 30 years before he passed away at age 64 last year :( he would have loved this video. Thanks for making it Paolo.

    42. Sen Kuroba

      Love your videos Paolo, they are all so enjoyable and full of happiness. Please keep up the good work! Wishing you all the best!! :)

    43. John harbart Duhlian

      Okay let me get this straight a butcher, a delivery person has a really good house to live in. In India doing a work of delivery and butcher won't earn much and feeding a family it will be quite tough.

    44. czarinaylacherrie roque

      I wanna buy meat there :)

    45. D M V

      In our country we clean shop or home only once in a year😁😂

    46. 김김성훈

      My dad owned a butchers for 30 years before he passed away at age 64 last year :( he would have loved this video. Thanks for making it Paolo.

    47. Lily C

      Oh man i want the bone even just the bone of that A 5 hayayyaa


      He reminds me of aizawa except he’s more smiley and likes his job lmao

      1. Gloria Schoen

        LMAO YES 😭💀

      2. Seek1878

        I can't unsee this lol

    49. pedro perez

      that is better then America everyone is nice and they care of how they serve

      1. Seek1878

        Eh, a lot of Japanese people are nice at a superficial level as a formality, if you live in Japan for a bit you can see through it.

    50. taymay

      i’d let him butcher my insides

    51. Bridger Proctor

      just a questions are masks not required there?

      1. Bridger Proctor

        @Seek1878 that makes sense thanks!

      2. Seek1878

        Japan has a better handle on the virus than most Western nations.

    52. Eduardo Aguiar

      Excelent video mister de Guzman! Best regards from Brazil! Saludos desde Brasil!

    53. Cartel893

      I'd love to see a video of "a day in the life of a japanese with free time"

    54. Incise Infinity

      Damn I thought they’re going to use katana to butcher those meats..oh well still a fine creation

    55. Pon Cuy

      Yang milih allah like 40000 ya.

    56. めつぼじんらいNET

      Butcher shop in Japan looks soo clean in indonesia all the place is full of Blood Its like a torture place

    57. Benjamin Li

      His shirt: Save the sea Me: you're right, don't eat seafood, *eat meat*

      1. *Internal *Screaming


    58. Yuuki Talamara

      This is so awesome! My partner is a butcher! And it's great seeing how other people of the same profession go about their day!

    59. Aasher Naeem


    60. abusharif ramjaun

      very dirty.. when a person wake up,he normally go to the bathroom, clean himself, especially his hand,you never know where the hand goes while sleeping, then touch food


      I don't know why but that's so sweet and cute

    62. Traba Mario Caba

      He didn’t take a shower by 1 pm he’s gonna smell like a fish

    63. Quinten Oud

      wait this butcher shop is the same as the house wife video

    64. KRATOS OP

      The butcher has a better home He is a millionaire with a smile

    65. SpaceCrazyAlpha 1

      I’m sorry this guy does not look 45 like damn

    66. 123 abc

      Informative and made with heart. Outstanding job Paolo!

    67. theLITTLESIS111_ playz_roblox :3

      Can you please do a video of ''A day in a life of an Elementary student'' I wish i was in a video because im also at Tokyo

    68. Aneesh Chowdhury

      Never saw such a rich butcher !!!!??

      1. Aneesh Chowdhury

        @Lily C yeah his family has made a lot of profits prior his work

      2. Lily C

        Well a 3rd gen owner

    69. Philip

      yoooo hes 45 like wtf he looks 30-35

    70. Yes

      Does he cut meat while sleeping too :D He is always smiling, very nice man and butcher. Ty for the video

      1. Lily C

        In japan the staff even the owner always or its a must for them to smile when there is a customer

    71. Zekolwolf

      2:35 Paolo: “good morning” A normal japanese: “Good morning” Me: “WHAT THE 🤯🤯🤯 How, the heck, did you get here so quick?”

    72. Sei Lá

      This butcher appeared b4 on the Channel! It was on the day in a life of a housewife

    73. Fercy Lugue

      Maybe his car smells like meat

    74. Azri

      My mind scream ntr all of a sudden ffs

    75. Thirumalai Nambi

      1000 likes bro

    76. I'm A Fiend

      I'm always curious, do the people invite you to eat and do you accept?

    77. Praroj Tamuly

      Indian butcher don't get that much respect and there shops are not in an adequate condition

    78. Andy Flagg, the original GGPCTU

      i am impressed with his story and you did a great job producing this video. nicely done.

    79. R&R

      your bottom teeth look painful bro!

    80. SaraBeautyLovers

      aki nao pt!!!!japonese clean en i like food japonese

    81. Nora Nashawi

      Bruh. NO GLOVES 🧤. EWWWWWW 🤢🤢🤢🤢😷😷😷😷🤕🤕🤕🤒🤒🤒🤒

      1. Nora Nashawi

        I can’t even touch raw meat at my house

    82. Anthony Childers

      Even crazier is this guy owns a pickup!

    83. Salih Doughramaji

      Found you totally by accident, and loved the short video. I just subscribed and hope to see more. Keep it up.

    84. michael volkov

      He looks so young

    85. ㅤ

      He's 44?!

    86. A Z

      I saw the thumbnail and like...KAMEN RIDER CALIBER !!!!!

    87. Oscar Castro

      What were they eating at the end??

    88. -fluffy -

      I don’t think vegans could survive in japan

    89. jeannine sandmayer

      Top artisanal artiste at the top of his game, what else can you say? The man is beautiful to watch...

    90. 自然堂

      配達行く度にマスク顎まで下げてるのが気になる 何のためにマスクしてんだよコイツ

      1. 自然堂

        @うーぴー 動画の内容ともコメントの内容ともまったく関係ない事で粘着してる奴が 他人に対して遠慮斟酌を求めるなよ 何言ってるか分かるか?

      2. 自然堂

        @うーぴー そんな言葉尻に噛みつかれてもな シラネーヨとしか言いようがないわ

    91. Mukul Arya

      You sure he's a butcher ?

    92. Mike Tyson

      This dude is 45 years old, he doesn't look a day over 30

    93. C & C animation

      You know, I thought I saw him in another video of Palo. Turns out he was also in day in the life of a Japanese house wife!

    94. Bone Gomez

      The Coolest video yet!

    95. Hunter Isaac

      Teru is big ballin in that Hilex

    96. Asa Yagami

      I respect Teru's grind, he is a businessman!

    97. Muhammad adi

      Plisss sub indonesia ful vlog tankhs

    98. T Joseph Adams

      Garbage?! Next to the meat?! 3:19

    99. Kay

      Sexy handsome butcher

    100. Henrik Larsen

      Your content is so cool, but i dont understand why you have to talk in the background like you are trying to explain something to 8 year olds.