Yoshitaka Ohyama

(Director, fourth generation)

Farm: Ohyama Seichaen

Years in Operation: 98

Awards: Prime Minister’s Award; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award

Cultivation Area: 9 ha

Hobbies: Music (collecting 7-inch LPs, soul, reggae, etc.)

With our motto of “making tea to connect people and soften their hearts,” we diligently produce tea in our family factory while avoiding undue stress on the tea plants and paying attention to the environment. We are searching for a new kind of tea farmer for a future in which tea from Nagasaki is enjoyed overseas and local tea producers are able to make a steady supply of quality tea.