Taadaa!! This is our special gadget. It's the spoon/fork(?) used to extract flesh from a crab!!
Remove the stem from the cherry, then insert the small end of the crab fork into the hole.
To prevent pulling up flesh along with the pit, scrape around it in a circle, then use the fork to lever the pit up and out of the cherry.
I was able to pit it cleanly!
Story Behind this Recipe
I usually cut cherries in half or use a toothpick to remove the pits, but since it's rather messy, I came up with a new, easy way to do it with a tool I found by foraging my kitchen.
When scraping around the pits, be gentle so that you don't pierce or smash the fruit. Since pit removers are rather expensive, this crab fork is something you can easily buy at a100 yen shop; but I'm sure you have one laying around the house.