Tea Plantation

On our second day in Japan we went to visit the green tea plantation in Wazuka which is quite near Kyoto. A little pen sketch I did during my train ride to Hokkaido. Got quite inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s work with all her polka dots and for fun incorporated them into my drawing!

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You might be asking, what are those dark grey parts on the side? They are tea bushes being covered with black material to protect the leaves from the sun just a few days before picking. Apparently makes the green tea taste less astringent and hence sweeter. I tasted some and it’s wonderful! Even bought a packet of one to take back to Holland….

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