Kurihara Blog: Yametsuhime Shrine

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Yametsuhime* Shrine 八女津媛神社 is where the name yame** 八女 comes from. The shrine was rebuild in 1988 due to a damage from rockfall but before that this is what the shrine looked like. * The name Yametsuhime is used for one of Kurihara Tea’s product:...

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Autumn leaves and tea fields

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Says tea farmer Yuji Kurihara: they haven’t met in a year but on their reunion the fall leaves and the tea fields rejoice (=´∀`)人(´∀`=)

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Akio Kurihara-san shares a photo of tea field undergoing restoration

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茶畑再生プロジェクト。 今日は曇り空で風が強く肌寒い。でもこの山からの景色を見ると晴れやかな気分になりました。 頑張りましょう。一歩ずつ。 Tea field restoration project. Today was cloudy, very windy, and chilly. But this view from the mountain brightened me up. Let’s work hard. Step by step.

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Yokota Tea Field Today

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Kurihara Blog: The Green Gem – Kurihara Heritage Gyokuro

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Kurihara Heritage Gyokuro – a true green gem. Almost ready for picking, but I will have to decide by looking at the leaves. Sencha tea field is to follow.

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Kurihara Blog: (Photo) 2015 shincha harvesting begins

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Yokota Blog: harvesting and processing shincha 2015

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At Yokota Tea Farm, shincha harvesting has officially begun. Take a look at today’s shincha that’s been processed at the factory.

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Obubu on NHK World TV

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Obubu Tea Farm was featured in NHK World Newsline!! ◆See video from link below: NHK World News ◆Learn more about Obubu and their products: Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

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Yokota Blog: All clean and ready

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea We finished cleaning the aracha tea processing facility. All we have to do now is to wait for the tea buds to grow…

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Kurihara Blog: Photo by Akio Kurihara-san of new buds and gyokuro tea field

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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea New buds in the tea field is growing faster than expected. We can look forward to harvesting at the end of April. Gyokuro is growing as well in spite of the cold weather in late March. I will be...

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Tea harvesting machine at Kurihara Tea Farm

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Yuji Kurihara-san says: When the tea harvesting machine leaves for the tea field, it is like seeing off a traveler. When it returns, it feels as if welcoming them back from a trip. From morning to night, its all about tea in our family!

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Kurihara blog: Annual tea picking class for the Yabe Elementary School

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The annual tea picking class with the Yabe Elementary School children at our tea field. They all worked very hard picking at the tea field in such mountainous location.

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