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Hattori Tea Farm

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A very small, family-operated tea farm and factory in Uji, Kyoto, the Hattori family has been farming tea for over 400 years.
(Photos from "Souda! Kyoto Ikou", a Japanese blog on Kyoto).

Photo Gallery

2015/04/18, new gyokuro leaf buds growing well. These will be handpicked.
2015/04/18, new leaf buds growing well
2015/06/30: TV crew came to film tea picking
2015/06/30: TV crew came to film tea picking
2016/04/23, ten days before gyokuro leaf picking
2016/04/23, ten days before harvest

Company Info

Name
Hattori Tea Farm
Owner
Akinobu Hattori
Established
Company established in 1982 but the family has been farming tea for over 400 years.
Type
small family-operated farm and factory
Location
Kawanoboridani-72 Shirakawa, Uji-shi, Kyōto

Fertilization records

Date Fertilizer name kg Amount (bags) Nitrogen content % 含有%P 含有%K
9.20 菜種油粕 20 36 5.3 2.3 1.0
9.20 CDU化成 20 7 16.0 10.0 10.0
9.20 バーク牛糞 15 100 1.0 1.0 0.7
10.02 菜種油粕 20 24 5.3 2.3 1.0
10.02 楽園有機 20 7 9.0 6.0 7.0
2.25 菜種油粕 20 25 5.3 2.3 1.0
3.15 DCS複合 20 5 18.0 18.0 13.0
3.15 菜種油粕 20 20 5.3 2.3 1.0
3.15 魚粕 20 15 6.5 5.0 3.0
95% of the fertilizer is organic, 60% applied in Autumn, 40% applied in the following spring before harvest.