Nancy Singleton Hachisu

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Niigata home brews enhance teatime

| Dec 30, 2014

Niigata home brews enhance teatime

Goushi Iijima sits in front of the irori ( a traditional ash fireplace), his back ramrod straight yet somehow deeply relaxed. With measured, fluid movements, he pours cold-infused green tea into delicate clear glass cups set on lacquerware saucers. We balance the saucers in ...