Violence of Nature

The number of natural disasters has been increasing all over the world. Earthquakes, droughts, torrential rain, record heat wave……

Some well-known Japanese tea producing areas have also been suffering serious damage hit by torrential rain. Yame and Uji are two of the stricken areas, both of which are really famous for growing high-quality tea including Gyokuro, Sencha etc. Considering the extent of the damage, there must be a long way to go, but I am sure those teas will make a comeback.

Tea field damaged from torrential rain-Yame city-

Kamairicha made by Mr Kajihara in Kumamoto

Japan usually has a lot of rain this time of year. We need it to some extent. However, the situations are getting much worse, much more ext...