Organic Green Tea Field

After we visited the pottery artist on the mountain, they took us to Zuihouen, the organic green tea field where they grow organic tea leaves.  The family owned the green tea field that Norihiro Naruse started in 1981 with his wife. It was not an organic farm back then.  In 1999, he started to produce organic tea leaves….

Visiting the Pottery Artist in Gifu

We visited Hirohisa Kondo, the pottery artist in Gifu. I have known him through the vegetable kitchen chef I learn vegetable cooking from and I have visited Hirohisa at the exhibition he does periodically in Tokyo there after. He lives on a mountain with his family and the art studio is behind his house. It is 180…