• Kyodo


A four-day world tea festival opened Friday in the nation’s major tea-growing center of Shizuoka.

The World O-Cha Festival, subtitled “Exploring New Possibilities for O-Cha (Tea) in the 21st Century,” is drawing some 500 tea ex- perts from 20 countries, organizers said. Twenty famous teas from 12 nations are on show.

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