These days, Japan is thronged with tourists from overseas. We see more souvenir stores here and there for them. Going in, you often see just "GREEN" area!! Sometimes, green for Wasabi, sometimes, green is for TEA!
I often find an interesting stuff that I don't see the regular supermarkets Japanese usually go to. This is one of them: Matcha Latte Liqueur.
I don't buy anything from those stores, but it is fun to see what they have. They have a lot of things which are "Japanese-'ish'".
At 2:46 PM on March 11th , 2011, it happened. It’s been 6 years since the disaster of the magnitude-9.0 quake, tsunami and nuclear power plants hit in Tohoku area.
As of March 10th 2017, the death toll is 15,893, and the number of people left missing is more than 2553. And still more than 120,000 people remain displaced. It’s been 6 years, but we still have a long long way to go.
I was at a Tohoku fair held at a department store in Osaka at 2:46 PM today, and bought some food at the fair.
This is one of them, called " Cream Box". It seems a very popular snack at Koriyama city in Fukushima. A guy of this store from Fukushima was saying, " This is just a slice of bread which cream is spread on, and you may not think "Wow, this is great!', but this is taste of our beloved home!!"
On the right time, all of customers and the staff members there observed a one-minute silence. I will appreciate the Fukushima's tastes including this cream box at home.
Through this coming April till March in 2018, Kyoto will be full of tea!
Lots of tea events named “Discover premium green” will be held here and there in Kyoto throughout the year.You will be able to enjoy some hands-on experiences like tea-picking and tea processing, tea-ceremony at a golden house, and have special food and drink at the restaurants and tea rooms or so.
If you happen to visit Kyoto during the special year, you will find the fascination of tea in Kyoto!
"Discover Premium Green" ( in Japanese only)