Over the past few decades, Japanese tea has encountered numerous challenges. In Japan, it is perceived as too ordinary and outdated, resulting in low domestic interest and a decrease in production over the years. This raises significant concerns about the future of Japanese tea.
To address the current state of Japanese tea and identify some glimmers of hope, we will hold Japanese Tea Mini Conferences on 22nd July in Tokyo and on 29th July in Kyoto. The centerpiece of these mini conferences will be presentations by the Japanese Tea Evangelists – Japanese university students, who went on a year aboard program to several countries worldwide and held various activities to introduce Japanese tea to their host countries. Following the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to mingle and interact while tasting some award-winning Japanese teas.
The event is open to all our members, current and future Japanese Tea Evangelists and anyone interested in Japanese tea and our activities. We are excited to see you soon!
Tokyo 22nd July 2023
|Tokyo International Exchange Center, Media Hall & Foyer
2-2-1 Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
Kyoto 29th July 2023
|Kyoto International Community House, Special Conference Room
2-1 Awadaguchi Toriicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8436, Japan
14:00-16:30 Daytime Session
- Japanese Tea Evangelist presentation on Japanese tea activities in various countries
- Networking with Japanese Tea Evangelists and other attendees
- Tasting of various award-winning Japanese teas
18:00-20:30 Evening Session
- Social event with tea and drinks at a nearby pub
*The events will be held in Japanese and English
Daytime session – free of charge
Evening session – to be confirmed (approximately 3,000-5,000yen/person)
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