If at all possible, we farmers avoid using pesticides to fight diseases such as red blight (赤焼病 akayakebyou). Today, I trimmed my oku hikari cultivar fields in preparation for the winter. I am cutting the hedges a little higher than usual. By doing this, even if red blight (a disease that sometimes appears in late February) appears, we can just cut it away when we trim the hedges in March in preparation for the new season.
The City of Shimada in #Japan’s largest production region for #tea, #Shizuoka Prefecture, has a rap music video in English/Japanese/French (French rap sounds pretty cool). All the cool dance scenes are at a temple rather than the #teafields which disappoints but all in all I...
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Want a quick and fun way to see your future, without the hassle of crystal balls and other equipment? Tea leaf reading has been around for many years. This popular method of divination is loved for its simplicity and honestly, who can turn down a cup of tea? Get some loose tea leaves, a teapot, teacup, and you're ready to go!
Japan and tea go hand in hand. Almost everywhere you look, tea is sure to be found. Such a strong tea culture is bound to have its own set of terminology and tools. Learn about some of the essential components of Japanese teaware and see if anything catches your eye.