We had visitors from Paris, France, today to our tea fields: Chie Aoki and her husband.
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.
Today, we were able to show the couple the harvesting of Autumn bancha.
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!
The Shimizu family operates an award winning tea farm based in the village of Suizawa in Yokkaichi City, Mie, famous for its bankoyaki tea ware. Their tea fields span 10 hectare with a total production of about 600 kilograms specializing in Kabusecha Buy Kabusecha Shaded...
Matsumoto-san, VP of Obubu, shared with us a few photos of the tea fields in Wazuka. The main problem they are having right now is wind. Some of their plants are being shaded and the wind blowing the shading against the leaves may cause some damage...
Photographed during a lull in the rain, Yokota-san shared with us a few images of his tea fields. No problems up in Saitama as the brunt of the storm hit Western Japan (around the Kobe area). Heavy winds though aren’t good for these baby tea...