On May 2nd, 2015, the 88th night (hachijyuhachiya, 八十八夜), Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms held and invitation only tea picking event in their tea fields in the town of Wazuka, Kyoto. Tradition has it that tea picked on this day gives you long life, and the participants eagerly helped to harvest new buds carefully.

Photos courtesy Yasuharu Matsumoto, VP of Obubu.

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