(Courtesy of Shizuoka Shimbun)
Shizuoka Prefecture produces 50% of all green tea grown in Japan.
“Shinsha”/New Tea is being harvested in earnest and sold after a long wait!
Picture above shows tea being handpicked in Kawane, Shimada City, home of some of the best green tea in Jaapn, along the railway line used by the Oikawa Steam Locomotive, one of the very few left in Japan!
Tea is being dry-roasted (picture left bottom) , and auctioned (picture right bottom) in Shizuoka City.