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matcha production

How much matcha is produced in Japan?

The largest manufacturer of matcha in Japan is likely Aiya Seicha based in the Nishio region of Aichi Prefecture. However, tracking matcha production is actually a bit difficult. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) only keeps track of production of agricultural crops, in other...

Shizuoka as a tea capital

[caption id="attachment_8005" align="alignright" width="300"] Ayumi (eldest daughter) and Kazuki (brother) Kinezuka demonstrate machine harvesting[/caption]CHUNICHI Newspaper reported that in Shizuoka prefecture, the members promoting “tea capital Shizuoka” held a meeting at the prefectural office to discuss its promotion plan. The purpose of this project is to...

Chagenkyo Matsuri – Wazuka, Kyoto’s Teatopia Festival

Held on the first weekend of November in Wazuka, Kyoto, the Teatopia Festival is organized by our partners at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. Chagenkyo Festival is an ancient agricultural festival that was first called the “Green Fest”. Over time it has taken many different forms and...