Tea Field Visitors – Aoki-san from France

March 14, 2010

この日は、フランス・パリ在住の青木千映さまがご主人と一緒に茶畑に来て下さいました。
We had visitors from Paris, France, today to our tea fields: Chie Aoki and her husband.

青木さまは現在フランスにて、「若い世代の職人たちが生み出す現代の工芸を通して、日本の「今」の姿を海外に伝えたい。」、「日本のクリエイターの作品を、もっと気軽に海外に発信したい。」という想いから、日本の「今」を発信するために活動されています。
Aoki-sama currently lives in France engaging in some pretty nifty activities. She says she tells the world about contemporary Japan by promoting young artisans and their artwork. She wants Japanese artisans to be able to more easily connect with the world.

この日は、春の番茶刈りの様子を見学してくださいました。
Today, we were able to show the couple the harvesting of Autumn bancha.

青木さま、貴重な日本滞在中のスケジュールを和束訪問にあててくださり、ありがとうございました!
Aoki-sama, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule while in Japan to come all the way to Wazuka!

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