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Kurashiki Edo Town

Kurashiki, part of Okayama prefecture, is a small city known for its Edo-style village – Kurashiki Bikan Chika. Here you’ll find traditional craft and food stores housed in restored kura – beautiful white painted old warehouses that were common during the Edo period. A peaceful canal runs through the centre, framed by weeping willow trees. …

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how to make matcha

How to Make Matcha the Traditional Way

In Japan, matcha has had a long history associated with the formal tea ceremony (Sadō or Chadō). Matcha differs from regular green tea in that whole tea leaves are powdered and consumed, instead of only tea leaves being steeped in hot water. This gives a much richer, deeper taste and greater health benefits. The traditional …

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