Preparations for the Shincha harvest at the garden of Shutaro Hayashi in Kirishima

After spending almost the whole day in the train yesterday, to travel from Kyoto to Kagoshima, we are happy to get some fresh air again in the tea garden today. We have an appointment with Shutaro Hayashi in Kirishima today. His sister Momoko picks us up from the station and drives us up to the tea garden, surrounded by forest at the foot of the Kirishima mountain. Shutaro, his brother Kenji and his father Osamu are just repairing something at […]

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