Seasoning Journey to living Satoyama - meet the ingredients, taste their stories!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

making tea utensils in a tea farming village

Located in the high land of Yamato Plateau, Yamazoe village is the largest production area of Yamato green tea in Nara prefecture.

We visited a wood workshop to make our own tea utensils.

In the entrance of the workshop, there are diverse varieties of timbers.

These furnitures are all hand-made.

"Would you like a cup of tea?"

At a home of Yamazoe tea village, drinking tea together is just like a greeting.
When we visit a person in the village, first thing to do is drinking tea.

Then, we go to the workshop to select our own woods to process.

There are too many options to choose one...


First, we adjusted size by using blader.
Then polish,


The last is to put wax on it.


Tea party by using tea board just made.





tea farm in Yamazoe village