In 1738, Nagatani Soen, inspired by the encha method intoduced by Ingen Zenji, invented the unique Uji-cha production method known as aosei sencha seiho in Yuyadani, Ujitawara Town, He steamed freshly picked tea leaves and hand-kneaded them over a hoiro drying table to dry the leaves. This prosess imbued sencha with excellent color , aroma, and flavor. In the birthplace of Soen, the father of Japanese sencha , a hoiro drying table has been preserved as it was during that era. Nearby, the Chasomyo Shrine was built in honoe of Soen.


  • Title: Birthplace of Nagatani Soen
  • Location: Yuyadani, Ujitawara-cho, Tsuzuki-gun, Kyoto
  • Subject Keywords: sencha
  • External Link: Birthplace of Nagatani Soen

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