JapanFest Atlanta 2008

October 7, 2008 2008, All, Event

At JapanFest Atlanta, we offered our Genmaicha, Sencha, and Hojicha teas for people to try and discover a Japanese tea that they would enjoy

At JapanFest Atlanta, we offered our Genmaicha, Sencha, and Hojicha teas for people to try and discover a Japanese tea that they would enjoy

At JapanFest Atlanta, we offered our Genmaicha, Sencha, and Hojicha teas for people to try and discover a Japanese tea that they would enjoyThis was our first time to participate at JapanFest Atlanta, and I was so surprised that so many people were interested in Japanese culture and visited to the event. In Seattle, we have similar Japanese cultural events such as Cherry Blossom Festival and Aki Matsuri (Autumn Festival), but JapanFest Atlanta was much much bigger than these events. In addition, people in Atlanta were facing to the gasoline shortage, and many of gasoline stations closed during the event. In spite of the unusual situation, more than 14,000 people visited from not only Georgia state, but also from other neighbor states.
In 2nd day, I had a 30-minute presentation about “How to enjoy the Japanese green tea.” I hadn’t expected so many people came to listen to my presentation. I was very happy and excited more and more people in the U.S. started drinking green tea and study about the tea. I hope my presentation could provide the audience with a little bit ideas of enjoyment of Japanese green tea.
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