Exceptionaly, I will not speak about tea but about these small hermetically sealable boxes used by Japanese men to carry medicines or perishables as kimono had no pockets. The inrô was carried by hanging it at the bell (obi) of their kimono with two cords closed by a netsuke, a décorative, sometime sculpted button made […]
It is true, japanese cast iron tea kettles, called “Testubin” are considered as the emblem of the eternel Japan.They were traditionnaly used for boiling water to make tea. Over time, they have been replaced by electrical kettles, much more moder, less heavy and quicker. For past fiteen years, Japanese have been re discovering their ” […]
Two weeks ago, in Tokyo, I had the pleasure to taste some of these excellent cookies. What a good idea to give the cookies the shape and decors of traditional japanese iron tea pots. So nice and so good !
The city of Kagoshima located in the island of Kyushu, is the second greatest tea producing region of Japan, with a capacity of 23.000 tons of tea per year. This Region encompasses several tea producing lands such as Kagoshima, Chiran, Krishima. The Tea Market of Kagoshima is very active. During production season, ie from […]