Life on a Tea Farm
Much of Japan's renowned Uji tea is produced in Minamiyamashiro, the last remaining village in Kyoto Prefecture. Headed by women for the past three generations, the Nakanishi family has been harvesting tea in this remote mountain area for over 130 years. Today, even at the age of 90, Nakanishi Sachiko tends to the farm daily. Together with her daughter Chikayo, she finds time to make wonderful meals utilizing local produce.
Tea from self-grown leaves, their daily delight
Precious moments of cooking together
Uji tea plantations fan across the rolling hills