World O-CHA(Tea) Festival 2013

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Spring Festival Dates:May 2(Thu) to 5(Sun) 2013 Venue:Various places within the prefecture(Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, tea culture facilities, etc.)

Tea Garden Program Venue : Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

Program 01Tea Parties from around the World

(Meeting Room, Sekiun-in, 2F Terminal Building)

Tea Parties from around the World

Experience the elaborate hospitality of tea-lovers and tea industry groups from both Japan and overseas.
Learn about tea culture and different ways to enjoy tea.

Program 02World O-CHA Market

(near Terminal Building)

World O-CHA Market

Sample and purchase the first tea of the season and other agricultural products from a variety of booths.
Shows will also be held on the stage.

Program 03World Tea Utensil Display

(Sky Forest, 2F Terminal Building)

Experience Shizuoka: the tea capital

Sample Shizuoka tea in the tea service corner, and enjoy displays on tea throughout the world.

Experience Shizuoka: the tea capital

Experience Shizuoka: the tea capital, Venue : Shimada City Ochanosato Tea Museum

Program 04Enjoy Tea of the World

(3F Museum)

Enjoy Tea of the World

See, touch and taste tea, tea sets and tea leaves from around the world.

Program 05Tea Museum Guided Tour

(2F Museum)

Tea Museum Guided Tour

Learn about the culture and history of tea both in Japan and abroad.

Program 06Experience the “spirit of Japan” in a Japanese garden and teahouse

(Tea Room)

Experience the “spirit of Japan” in a Japanese garden and teahouse

Discover Japan by participating in a tea ceremony held in a teahouse and by strolling in a Japanese garden.

Program 07Evening Tea Party

(Tea Room)

Evening Tea Party

Enjoy a tea party at a teahouse in an illuminated garden.

Program 08The Seasonal First Tea Festival andTea Harvesting Program

(Courtyard, etc.)

The Seasonal First Tea Festival andTea Harvesting Program

Try harvesting tea leaves in a tea plantation and enjoy the flavor/aroma of freshly picked tea.

Tea Production, Culture and Interaction Tours

Tour 01Tea Plantation Walking

Tea Plantation Walking

Take a stroll while enjoying the view and aroma of light-green fields full of the first tea of the season.
・May 2-5 The banks of the Oi river ~ JR Kanaya station ~ Shimada City Ochanosato.
Tea Museum ~ Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport.
・May 3 JR Iriyamase station ~ Takahara District, Fujinomiya City ~ JR Fujinomiya station.
・May 4 Starting and finishing at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport  

Tour 02Green Tea Tourism

Green Tea Tourism

Tours offering experiences in tea-producing regions and a first-hand look at tea culture.
・May 5 Makinohara Tea Harvesting Mini Tour, etc.


Industrial, Cultural & Academic Seminars

Seminar 01Tea Functionality/Utility Seminar

May 3 Venue: Azalea (Shizuoka City)

Tea Functionality/Utility Seminar

Academic researchers hold a lecture and panel discussion on the health benefits of tea. Open to the general public.

Seminar 02Tea Culture Research Presentation by Female Researchers

May 4 Venue: Azalea (Shizuoka City)

Tea Culture Research Presentation by Female Researchers

Female researchers hold a lecture and panel discussion on the history of tea and the relationship of tea and hot water.

Sponsored Programs

Events will be held successively throughout the period from April 20 to May 12.

Program 01Tea Ceremony & Mini Concert with Mt. Fuji backdrop

(Fujikawa Rakuza, Asagiri Food Park)

Program 02Tea Harvesting & Tea Ceremony Program

(Grinpia Makinohara, Kaori-no-Ochapia, Kuraya Narusawa, etc.)

Program 03Tea at Famous Temples, Strolls through Fields with New Tea, etc.

(3 temples in Fukuroi City, and other regions within Shizuoka Prefecture)

Program 04New Tea Festival, New Tea Sales

(Service areas on the Tomei Expressway and Shin-Tomei Expressway,
Shizuoka Mt. Fuji Green Tea Plaza, and other regions within Shizuoka Prefecture)