An annual tocha* 闘茶 event, tea tasting contest, at Yabemura. We have to guess the five kinds of tea from gyokuro and sencha green tea. The characters on the cards** used in Yabemura is 松竹梅鶴亀 (translated as pine 松, bamboo 竹, plum 梅, crane 鶴,...
I received a thank you letter from the 1st and 2nd grade students of Yabe Elementary School, where I held a “tea class”. ♪( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ Tea leaves drawn on the cover page is by a girl in 2nd grade. （≧∇≦） I am...
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Warm rain today. This will help grow the new tea buds. Here we go. I will enjoy making the Kurihara Heritage Gyokuro.
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Snow seen in the high mountain areas. The last snow fall of the season… I believe.
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Photo, poem and comment from Yuji Kurihara-san: “Heart hidden in the depth of morning mist, autumn leaves color the cheeks” The Hyugami Dam (Yame city, Fukuoka) in my hometown has a great power. It’s the source of my energy.
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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