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Maruyama Tea Products Corporation

Artisanal skills cultivated since the company’s founding in 1933 to make delicious tea in the lush nature and mild climate of Kakegawa, and the innovative spirit to constantly take bold action with an eye to the future—pursuing these contradictory goals at once, Maruyama Tea Products translates the tradition and culture of Japanese tea into the present. It operates a dedicated overseas department and has received trainees from abroad.

Company address 510-3 Itasawa, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka
Tea varieties Tea in general (organic, conventional)
Languages Japanese, English
Contact Yuhei Yoshida, Tourt Cindy
Website Maruyama Tea corporation, Japan

 

   

 

Program A

  • Shizuoka tea briefing and preparation practice by World Green Tea Association
  • Lesson in Japanese tea at the Tea Museum, Shizuoka
  • Unrefined tea factory tour
  • Tea evaluation methods
  • Tea field tour, lesson in tea farmers’ annual work cycle
  • Refining factory tour and help with packaging process
  • Training at Japanese tea cafe and shop

From the host

The 5-day program packed with the basics and the flow of Japanese tea is recommended for Japanese tea aficionados and bloggers interested in Japanese tea. Participants proficient in the Japanese language will experience the work of waiting staff in the adjacent Japanese tea cafe and shop.

Study period 5 days *Study period negotiable
Participation fee None
Capacity 1-2 persons
Accommodations

Business hotel near Kakegawa station will be arranged.

(Accommodation fee: around 8,000yen/night)

Entry qualifications Tea business operator from all over the world
What to bring Office-appropriate clothing, farm work-appropriate clothing and shoes, daily necessities

Program B

  • Shizuoka tea briefing and preparation practice by World Green Tea Association
  • Lesson in Japanese tea at the Tea Museum, Shizuoka
  • Unrefined tea factory tour
  • Tea evaluation methods
  • Tea field tour, lesson in tea farmers’ annual work cycle
  • Tour of group farm, on-line, EC company
  • Refining factory tour and training
  • Packaging process observation and training
  • Training at Japanese tea cafe and shop
  • Studies in export operations at the overseas business department

* Study contents and durations may be modified according to the participant’s wishes or at the host’s discretion.

From the host

The program that offers the opportunity to experience all operations of the Japanese tea business is recommended for non-Japanese tea business operators or persons who wish to start a business of Japanese tea. The duration of each study content may be modified according to the participant’s wishes and abilities.

Study period 30 days (1 month) *Study period negotiable
Participation fee None
Capacity 1 person
Accommodations

Furnished apartment near Kakegawa station will be arranged.

(Accommodation fee: around 120,000yen/month)

Entry qualifications Tea business operator from all over the world
What to bring Office-appropriate clothing, farm work-appropriate clothing and shoes, daily necessities

 

*In order to prevent the spread of infectious disease, Japan is currently implementing immigration restrictions on travelers.Please confirm the latest condition when traveling. Link to Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Japan: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

 

 


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