Kurihara Blog: Photo of Tea Field by Akio Kurihara

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Snow seen in the high mountain areas. The last snow fall of the season… I believe.

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Sakura photos by Yuji Kurihara

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(Left) Sakura petals have fallen due to the rain, but the petals on the ground created a beautiful artwork. (Right) Sakura petals floating on the water.

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Yuji Kurihara-san’s lecture at local junior high school

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Yuji Kurihara-san giving a lecture on “Yamecha-ology ~how to prepare tea~” at Yabe Junior High School. Here’s a photo that he shared, with a quote known among the Japanese tea industry: “Drink water when you are thirsty, drink tea when your heart/mind is thirsty” (「のどが乾けば水を飲み、心が渇けばお茶を喫む」,...

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PHOTO: Kurihara Tea Field in Snow 2014

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Akio Kurihara-san shared a photo of snow covered tea field.

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Kurihara Tea Farm Blog: New Year Greeting from Akio Kurihara-san

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A Happy New Year. It’s a belated greetings ^^; I will do my best in everything this year as well! In tea making climate and soil of the land plays an important role, but I believe the people making the tea is the key. First...

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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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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea

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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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