The hedge tea trees/ 畦畔茶

 Old days,  about from 1800 to 1965, in Tama, Tokyo,
in each household, growing tea trees and making sencha tea.
I heard that there is a place where saved the original landscape of the past.Then I went to see the hedge tea trees/ 畦畔茶.
This pict's tea tree was used as the hedge.
 The house is located in the here from 600 years ago.
This pict is fields of rice.
This tea trees were used as a separator of fields.
In the fieldChinese cabbages were planted.
And citrus trees, sudachi, lemon, tangerine, and kabosu.
These trees separated the field and the  walkway.

These trees separated the field and the warehouse.
In Spring, People harvested tea leaves.
And the tea leaves were steamed.
This process was called "kill green leaves/ 青葉殺し"
Then they knead steamed leaves at Hoiro/ ホイロ.
The harvested tea leaves were not made tea.
The leaves were stored glory hole underground.

 There were some silkies/ 烏骨鶏.
Thank you.

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