June 24, 2017

Old Store's Noren

Ippō-dō Tea Store, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100

From the Website of the Store: Located in the heart of Kyōto, Ippō-dō (一保堂) Tea Co. has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea (緑茶, ryokucha) for nearly 3 centuries. More than just a retailer, Ippō-dō is a multi-faceted tea company directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. Our teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the lush fields of Kyōto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing the highest grade of green tea in Japan, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall. (Read more...)

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