Yametsuhime* Shrine 八女津媛神社 is where the name yame** 八女 comes from. The shrine was rebuild in 1988 due to a damage from rockfall but before that this is what the shrine looked like. * The name Yametsuhime is used for one of Kurihara Tea’s product:...
茶畑再生プロジェクト。 今日は曇り空で風が強く肌寒い。でもこの山からの景色を見ると晴れやかな気分になりました。 頑張りましょう。一歩ずつ。 Tea field restoration project. Today was cloudy, very windy, and chilly. But this view from the mountain brightened me up. Let’s work hard. Step by step.
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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea Kurihara Heritage Gyokuro – a true green gem. Almost ready for picking, but I will have to decide by looking at the leaves. Sencha tea field is to follow.
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At Yokota Tea Farm, shincha harvesting has officially begun. Take a look at today’s shincha that’s been processed at the factory.
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Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea New buds in the tea field is growing faster than expected. We can look forward to harvesting at the end of April. Gyokuro is growing as well in spite of the cold weather in late March. I will be...
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Yuji Kurihara-san says: When the tea harvesting machine leaves for the tea field, it is like seeing off a traveler. When it returns, it feels as if welcoming them back from a trip. From morning to night, its all about tea in our family!
The annual tea picking class with the Yabe Elementary School children at our tea field. They all worked very hard picking at the tea field in such mountainous location.
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