A Mellow Monk tea buyer traveling to the island of Kyushu, Japan, was accompanied by a film crew from Europe's Arte.tv network. The crew filmed a 1-hour episode for the documentary series "Geo 360." This segment takes us to the Zen temple Shogoji, deep in the mountains of Kikuchi, Kumamoto, where monks explain their philosophy of tea. We also hear from Mrs. Watanabe what it was like to marry a tea grower in the countryside after growing up in urban Kobe. Finally we see more beautiful scenery of the harvest continuing in the fertile high-mountain valley in which the Watanabe tea estate is ensconced.

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