JAPANESE TEA & CRAFTS
WORKSHOPS & EXPERIENCES

Welcome to Nari Japan Fest 2023!

Nari Tea and the Fukuroi City Government have collaborated on bringing Tea Makers and Artisans from Shizuoka and Tokyo to Helsinki for a series of in-person workshops and experiences. We are honored to have our tea farmer Mr. Morishita from Fukuroi, Shizuoka and our long-time tea producer friend Uyo Okabe bring their experience, knowledge, and love for Japanese tea culture to the Nari Tea Lab.

Throughout the Festival, Morishita-San and Okabe-san will be hosting curated Fukuroi Roasted Tea tastings, personal tea blending workshops, tea ceremonies, and culminating in the Roasted Tea Latte Art Competition sponsored by the Fukuroi Roasted Tea Co with exclusive prizes from Hario J.P and TOKINE.

Alongside the tea related events, Tokyo-based Wagashi (Traditional Japanese Confections) maker, instructor, and author Yukako Yasuda and Shizuoka-based Head Chef of EatTable Mayuko Sasuga will bring their creative specialties into the week of festivity, offering Wagashi Making workshop and Afternoon Tea & Food Pairing experiences.

All of the tickets sales will go directly to the workshop hosts to help compensate them for their knowledge, time, efforts and travel costs from Japan.

PROGRAMME

INSTRUCTORS

Takahiro “Uyo” Okabe

Japanese Tea Progettista

Uyo is tea producer, tea curator, educator and founder of Japanese tea brewing championships. He is passionate on developing and spreading new possibilities and ways of enjoying Japanese tea. He started the tea ceremony at the natural tea ceremony class [Hoshimado] and is active in the “Tea of ​​the Man” group that combines art and tea.

Jun Morishita

Tea Farmer & Manufacture

Morishita-san has been making green tea with Nishitana (which was founded in 1868) and recently started the Fukuori Roasted Tea Co to reconceptualize and promote the amazing Hojicha made in the heart of Shizuoka.

Mayuko Sasuga

Founder of EATable /Chef

Born in Numazu City. After training at a French restaurant, Mayuko launched EATable – Bake&Deli. The name comes from a coined word from EAT +table, imagining such a scene where everyone around the table can enjoy delicious food.

Yukako Yasuda

Founder of Momotose /Author

Yukako studied Japanese sweets under Haruko Kanezuka and Beijing cuisine under Wu Wen. Since 2014, she has been leading the Japanese confectionery class Momotose, holding classes overseas and in English, making confectionery for tea ceremonies, and expanding her activities to spread Japanese food culture.

Location

Nari Tea Lab

Address

Toinen Linja 13 B30,

00530, Helsinki