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Beautiful weather and colorful leaves for the 2016 Chagenkyo Matsuri in Wazuka, Kyoto.

Welcome to the Chagenkyo Matsuri: Wazuka’s Teatopia Festival

What is Chagenkyo? Celebrating the long history of tea cultivation in Kyoto, the Chagenkyo Matsuri is a festival that has taken place annually for over 30 years. Located in the town of Wazuka, visitors can enjoy great tea and cultural education in a scenic location.Wazuka was one...

Yokota Tea Garden tea field photo in Spring (Sayama, Saitama)

Yokota Tea Garden: Sayama tea field photo on a rainy day

A quick note from the tea fields if Sayama, Saitama: this morning it rained unexpectedly so we couldn't work on the fields, says tea farmer Yasuhiro Yokota. Shop the Yokota Tea Garden [caption id="attachment_26821" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Yokota Tea Garden tea field photo in Spring (Sayama, Saitama)[/caption]...

Fukushima Tea Farm

Fukushima Tea Farm Gallery

FUKUSHIMA TEA FARM PRODUCTS The Fukushima farm is an officially government-certified practitioner of Chagusaba agriculture, literally “tea-grass agriculture”, a traditional, historical agricultural practice dating back 10,000 years. This labor-intensive agricultural style employs fields of grass surrounding tea fields maintained to provide mulch and other resources for...

Yokota Tea Garden

Yokota Tea Garden Gallery

5th generation tea farmer Yasuhiro Yokota is very excited to be able to share his Sayamacha tea with people around the world! [gallery ids="12438,12391,12429,12395,12394,12393,11564,11563,13650,13651,13652,13653"] staff Mariko driving the tea tank (this kind of harvester used for flat fields feels like driving a tank)Your browser does not...


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...


Ice Steeping & Water Steeping Gyokuro

Photos of ice steeping Kurihara-san's Heritage Gyokuro 22 minutes 31 seconds 44 minutes 34 seconds 59 minutes 95 seconds 70 minutes 27 seconds 22 minutes 31 seconds Directions for Ice Steeping Remember, these techniques are guidelines meant to start you off. Depending on your own personal taste, the water type you have...