About Senchasou and Japanese Tea Culture in Matsue (#2)
[Tea lovers in Matsue - the major Japanese tea place]
Tea time is essential for citizens in Matsue. Today, drinking green tea is part of the daily lives of the locals, must be said to be the achievement of Fumai Lord made the culture of Japanese tea ceremony spread amongst the people of Matsue. It is not special that you see not only sencha and roasted tea but also many kinds of matcha are lined up in supermarkets in Matsue.
Matsue people enjoy break time in work at 10 and 3 o'clock, pots and baboo tea whisk are lined up on the table so that you can enjoy tea time in simple way. How to enjoy tea of Matsue people is characterized by regardless of the manner in habit of drinking Matcha (※2)
“In this town, if there does not have lesson's tea ceremony, there also does not have other appearance culture. In here many people drink Matcha as like drinking bancha in another town.” (Yasuji Hanamori interview) . In veranda, make Matcha and enjoy it without complex manner, enjoy tea like this is unusual at a long time ago period but now it is part of the daily lives of the locals in Matsue.