The nature of the small Kyoto Morimachi in the Enshu and nurtured skills
fostered "Freshly handmade special products", "Souvenirs" introduced.
Enshu Mori-machi, which is located in the northwestern part of Shizuoka known for
its tea, is itself well known as a production region for high grade green tea.
The tea leaves are cultivated in mountains which are blessed with fine weather throughout the four
seasons, well-drained soil, and fog that lingers above the river.
This means you can enjoy the excellent fragrance and sweetness, as well as the perfectly balanced
bitterness and body essential to the original flavor of green tea.
Morino Tea Garden
Shima Shoten Co., Ltd.
Ishida Tea Shop
Suzuki Jiro Store
Oota Tea Shop
Matsuura Tea Co., Ltd.
Suzuki Nagori Shop Co., Ltd.
Morimachi tea trade association
Oshadaisha Co., Ltd.
Noguchi tea house
Yawata Shop Tea Paving Co., Ltd.
Because Mori-machi is a famous tea production region, there are many Japanese
confectioneries and long standing shops dedicated to making confections which go well with tea, and
there is a wide variety of flavors available.
Take a walk through town while leisurely enjoying Japanese confections.
UmegoromoThis Japanese confection uses fragrant shiso leaves to harmonize the peculiar
sour and sweet flavors for an elegant taste.
Jiro Persimmon YokanJiro persimmons grown in Mori-machi are known as the "King of Sweet
Persimmons", and their sweet flavor is used well to make this rare yokan (sweet bean
Miso ManjuThis tea manju is made by wrapping black bean paste in a flour shell. It got
its name because the color of the shell resembles that of miso.
Chestnut YokanThis steamed yokan (sweet bean jelly) uses plenty of chestnuts picked in Mori.
In autumn, fresh chestnut yokan made with freshly picked chestnuts are a popular treat.
Moriyama Pottery was founded by Mr. Hideyoshi Nakamura in 1969 and are still in
production today, at the largest kiln in Shizuoka Prefecture.
This pottery pick up the tradition of Shitoro pottery, which was made at one of the "Enshu Seven
Kilns" selected by Kobori Enshu, and its style has earned the name "the art of the flame".
Currently, there are four pottery ateliers at the foot of the peaceful mountains of Mori: Nakamura
Atelier, Seison Atelier, Seizan Atelier, and Tame Atelier. Each of these pottery makers creates its
own unique ceramics.
Moriyama Pottery: Seison AtelierSeison Atelier specializes in a red glaze, committed to expressing the color
red which was said to be a difficult technique developed by their predecessors. You won't want
to miss seeing this vivid red color in person.
Moriyama Pottery: Nakamura AtelierMoriyama Pottery started here at Nakamura Atelier. They craft simple pottery
with a taste and rich artistry that will keep you using it for a long time.
Moriyama Pottery: Seizan AtelierCeramics with an old-fashioned Japanese simplicity and warmth are still being
made unchanged from long ago. They take on new depth the longer they are used.
Mimoro Pottery: Tame AtelierBy committing to the raw materials including clay, stone, and ash, and baking
pottery with firewood, this ceramics maker produces artistic works that let the owner feel deep
taste and the warmth of handmade crafts.
Even in Shizuoka Prefecture, which is known for its tea, Enshu Mori-machi is known
as a production region of high grade tea.
Corn specially grown in Mori-machi has become a summer tradition, and so many people come to buy
this corn when it is ripe that farmer's direct sales shops sell out before noon.
Mori-machi is blessed with rich nature and a warm climate, so many other fresh fruits and vegetables
are harvested here, including melons, lettuce, shiitake mushrooms, rice, and Japanese yams.
Jiro PersimmonsJiro persimmons were first grown in Mori, and are said to be the "king of
sweet persimmons". Ultra premium Jiro persimmons grown in Mori-machi are served to the Imperial
family every autumn.
CornThere are many varieties of sweet corn from Mori-machi, including Kankan
Musume, Mori-no-Kantaro, and pearly white Loisy Corn, which are as sweet as melons.
MelonsThese melons are worthy of the title "king of fruits", with their elegant and
rich fragrance, and a sweet flavor that melts in your mouth.
RiceMori-machi is one of the foremost corn producing regions of Shizuoka
Prefecture, and blessed with rich nature and a warm climate, this rice is made with the
affection and care of devoted farmers.
LettuceLettuce cultivation here was made successful by the introduction of plastic
tunnel greenhouses, putting Mori-machi in first place for lettuce quality in winter. Plastic
tunnel greenhouses stretching across fields are a charming tradition in winter.
Jiro Persimmon WineUsing Jiro persimmons "the king of sweet persimmons" grown in Mori-machi, this
wine is characterized by a soft mouth feel making use of its flavor, and it is popular among