At the 70th National Tea Fair in Heisei 28, Shizuoka City was awarded the "Production Area Award" (4kg of ordinary green tea) for the third consecutive year. For the first time in 25 years, the city's exhibitors were awarded the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award (*2) for the first place.
"Origin Award" is intended to reward for excellent grades municipalities for each tea species, Shizuoka City became a tea producing area that represents both in name and reality Japan.
* 1 Japan tea listing the prospects and the future of the tea industry and promote the further development of the management of tea industry of tea production modernization and Japan as selection from the prefectures of the country tea (coarse tea), will be held as competitions. "Common tea 10 kg" "usually green tea 4 kg" will compete in eight sections "Sencha", "tea" 7 teas.
* 2 sort by best seller, to reward
Abe's back (Hisashi igawa, umegashima)
Igawa and Ume~keshima peripheral is called back Abe, annual average temperature on the back of the Southern Alps is 10 ℃ over, winter is harsh natural environment of below freezing followed. Once Tokugawa Ieyasu it has been said they enjoyed the taste of tea that has been carefully aged during the summer in the tea warehouse of Dainichitoge Ikawa.
Abe River watershed (Miwa / humble / Tamagawa / ōkōchi)
The history of Shizuoka tea basin in the Abe, began Ashikubo. Tea its "Seiichi Kokushi" is brought back seeds from the Chinese tea in the Kamakura period, was plated on this earth has been the beginning. This is the origin to represent the rich natural blessed Shizuoka Motoyama tea.
Warashina River basin (Southern warashina, while warashina, kiyosawa, ohkawa)
As a Shizuoka tea "Seiichi Kokushi" of was born upstream of Warashinagawa, is Tochizawa of Okawa district. In addition, the Meiji era, the time the tea in the region whole area has been called "Abe tea", tea farmers living in Kiyozawa village of Warashinagawa upstream portion, is Kotaro Tsukiji, "Motoyama tea in order to distinguish it from other tea producing area It was named. " In this way, Warashinagawa basin deep history and involvement of Motoyama tea, is the origin representing the Shizuoka Motoyama tea.
Located in the basin on the Okitsugawa, known for natural run-up of Ayu, Kawakiri and rich nature creating a refined tea elegant aroma. Every year, in the first trading of Shizuoka tea market, it is famous for its production, which is trading at the highest value.
Located on the National Highway 52 which runs the mountains along the Okitsugawa, long district from north to south, which continues until the border of Yamanashi Prefecture. Was a transportation hub from the Edo era "Road Minobu" is important highway that becomes the "tea bridge" between the current even Koshin region.
Meiji initial of tea cultivation is earnest in Ihara. Tea and oranges that spread as a crop has been achieved an alternative to the Edo period until the opening of the airport was a cash crop in the region "Dokue". Mountains are cultivated in tea and oranges by then also enthusiastic Hotoku activities and lead to today.
The tea garden spreads out in the hilly area of 300m above the height designated as a national victory, and the panoramic view of Shimizu Port and Mt. Fuji which can be seen from here is a superb view. It is also known as the birthplace of "Yabuki", a typical variety of Japanese tea discovered by Kozaburo Sugiyama in 1908 (Meiji 41).