It is said that the best tea leaves should be picked on HACHIJYUHACHIYA (means the 88th night from the beginning of spring). It corresponds around the beginning of May. There is a culture to enjoy tea in Japan and Japanese are said to enjoy green tea. Green tea is like black tea in England. It is made pouring hot water into a pot with tea leaves. The tea leaves are green because they are not fermented. This type of tea is called SENCHA, it is different from MATCHA used in Cha No Yu (so-called Japanese Style Tea Ceremony). Enjoying SENCHA tea is more casual culture than stylish Cha No Yu. Japanese have been enjoyed SENCHA tea daily using special tools like tea pots, cups, tea canisters, tea spoons, trays and so on.
You may come across these kind of tools and works in...
TOKYO ROMANTIC MARKET's SHIBUYA DOGENZAKA FLEA MARKET.
Tea Spoon :
Creator : USA, TATSUKUMA 1960's ; smoked bamboo
Creator : UNKNOWN 1950's? ; Agano-Yaki*
Creator : IROKU 1980's? ; Banko-Yaki**
You may come across these kinds of ceramics and tools in...
SHIBUYA DOGENZAKA FLEA MARKET by TOKYO ROMANTIC MARKET