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 In Japan, it is perceived as too ordinary and outdated, resulting in low domestic interest and a decrease in production over the years.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 held Japanese Tea Conferences on 22nd July, 2023 in Tokyo and on 29th July, 2023 in Kyoto. The centerpiece of these conferences was the 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 had an opportunity to socialize and interact while tasting some award-winning Japanese teas. The event was open to all our members, current and future Japanese Tea Evangelists and anyone interested in Japanese tea and our activities. The dates for future conferences will be announced soon. We are are looking forward to seeing you again!
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 – Tokyo 4,400yen/person, Kyoto 4,000yen/person
Registration for 2023 has closed. Future dates will be announced shortly.