Nara, JapanWikipedia: Nara_Prefecture
Updated: Dec. 19, 2016
About Nara, Japan
Bamboo being sun-dried for use in making tea whisks (茶筅, chasen) for the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Photo by Degueulasse, licensed under CC BY 3.0.Nara(奈良県) is a landlocked prefecture in Japan in the Kansai region, near the southern coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The prefecture is bordered by Kyoto to the north, and Mie to the east, a key tea-growing region. Nara is a mountainous prefecture with a low population density, and has been losing population.
Nara does grow a small amount of tea, but is not well-known in tea production, and its teas are not widely available in the West. It also produces rice and vegetables, although it is not a major agricultural region.
The prefecture also produces wooden and bamboo instruments, including those used in the Japanese tea ceremony.
Styles of Tea Produced in Nara, Japan
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Nara, Japan.