|Company name||Kyoto Rikyuen Co., Ltd.|
|Representative||Chief Executive Officer Tsukasa Nakazawa|
|Head Office Address||324-24 Furunishi-cho,Higasiyama-ku,Kyoto 604-8104
|Shigaraki Plant Address||1137 Kamiasamiya Shigaraki-cho Koka, Shiga 605-0065
|Funahashi Branch Address||Tobu Department Store B1,
7-1-1 Hon-cho Funahashi,Chiba
|Sendai Branch Address||Fujisaki Department Store B1,
3-2-17 Ichiban-cho Aoba-ku,Sendai
Rikyuen was engaged in the production as Asamiya tea farmers in 1626(Kanei 3), and has received an award from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries at the 11th Kansai tea fair in 1957(Showa 32).
We established Rikyuen Co., Ltd.in 1974(Showa 49), and have ever since been developing a core business in the retail industry, such as Tobu Department Store, Matsuya Department Store and Fujisaki Department Store. We have started to do the same in supermarkets and other industries.
Changed the name to Kyoto Rikyuen Co., Ltd. in 1999(Heisei 11), and have moved its headquarters to the current Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
|The Origin of the Name||Our company’s name was given from the tea bowl of Shigaraki ware that Sen no Rikyu loved.|
|Characteristics of the producing district||
Shigaraki Asamiya, being adjacent to Uji Wazuka and Uji Tawara, is known as the producing district of refined tea leaves. It represents the “Scenic Beauty,Morning Fog,Night Fog”, and is counted as one of the five majors of production of tea leaves in Japan(Uji tea, Shizuoka tea, Sayama tea and Yame tea).
As an original of Uji tea, Asamiya tea has been cultivated 400 years earlier than Uji tea, and it is characterized by “refreshing scent like a mountain” and “pleasant aftertaste”.
|Line of Business||Uji tea:Sencha(Green tea) produced in Wazuka
Gyokuro:Gyokuro produced in Shirakawa
Macha green tea: produced in Wazuka and Shirakawa
Asamiya tea :produced in Shigaraki Asamiya
Others ingredients/teas: Genmaicha(brown rice tea),Karigane tea(twig tea), tea bags,powdered tea,barley tea,Benifuuki tea etc.