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About Uji and Tea

Uji is the second largest city in Kyoto, Japan that lies along the Uji River. It has an area of 67.55 square kilometers with an estimated population of nearly 3000 persons per square kilometer. It was in March 1, 1951 when Uji was actually been founded.

Green tea was an important cultivation in the area. It was known to be promoted in Uji by a person named Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1408). People there continued to produce high quality green tea over the years. Since then, Uji became very famous all over Japan that they even achieved the title as being an important distribution center of green tea in the country.

Tea is every Japanese's way of life. In fact, it is a very important part of their activities that even to their most sacred ceremonies, tea is integral.