Tasting Green Tea of Samurai Legacies
at the Exhibition
"Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan"

Saturday, May 6, 2023
(The last day of the exhibition)


The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Office
(5700 Wilshire Blvd.,#100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Admission Free, Registration Required (Click Here)


In 1869 (154 years ago), 22 Japanese from Aizu, Wakamatsu (modern-day Fukushima, in the Tohoku Region) arrived in Placerville, California. They were the first Japanese immigrants in the US. With them, they brought Japanese green tea trees and mulberry trees, and opened the "Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony.”
Nao Magami, who nurtures the descendants of those original tea trees in Sonoma County, California, will talk about the history of the tea trees as well as the beneficial properties of Japanese green tea. Try a cup of green tea and imagine the soul of the last Samurai from Tohoku in the atmosphere of the exhibition "Beautiful Handcrafts of Tohoku, Japan."



Nao Magami

Nao Magami majored in advertising and marketing at San Jose State University in California. He has worked in the advertising industry in both Japan and in the U.S. for over 40 years and worked on projects related to the Nagano Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, the U.S. Soccer World Cup, and more. He has volunteered at Japanese American National Museum since 2010, and at The Gamble House in Pasadena since 2022.  He started growing organic Japanese Green Tea in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California in 2017.



Event Details:

  • Date May 06 , 2023
  • Hours 1:00-2:00PM
  • Venue 5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Admission Free, Registration Required
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