The taste of green tea is representative of WASHOKU
(Japanese Food, Health Drink)

Life with tea

It is our precious time to have a cup of tea with traditional tea pot for green tea.
To have an excellent break, we introduce the deep steamed green tea and tea pot.

Tea farm in producing district KAKEGAWA CITY.

May I start by describing our standpoint of the green tea production process.
Once the tea leaves are picked, they become withered with the lapse of time.

It is the process of oxidization by nature. The leaves gradually change color from green to brown and then to red. The brown color denotes partial oxidation, as produced in China.
The color red denotes full oxidation and is called black tea, mainly produced in India.

  1. Oxidized tea is called black tea in India.
  2. Half oxidized tea is called Chinese tea.
  3. Japanese green tea is made without oxidization which stops enzymatic action.

So green tea can keep own vitamins which is good for health and the color of tealeaf does not lose chlorophyll. The green tea retains its vitamins and color of chlorphyll, which is good for health.

2011 Clinical study of long life in Kakegawa city

One third of deaths in Japan are caused by cancer.

The death rate from cancer is lowest in Kakegawa city in comparison with other cities in Japan.
The average life span of women in Kakegawa city is 86.4 years old.
It is the longest in Japan.
The average life span of men in Kakegawa city is 80.4 years old.
It is the second longest Japan.
Clearly, aged people have good health in Kakegawa city. Why?

Doctor Samejima (KAKEGAWA city hospital) points out that the death rate by heart disease is 15% less and blood vessel damage in the brain is 30% less than the rates of Shizuoka prefecture in Japan where Kakegawa City is also located.

So, a clinical study of long life in Kakegawa city was begun with two groups, over a period of 3 months.

*The contents of capsule for group !  Was extract of green tea. The contents of capsule for group 2 Was starch
*Term 3 month
*In the group who received the green tea, the LDL cholesterol decreased, 9.02 mg/dl. The waist measurement decreased 1.86cm.

The average medical care expenses of an aged person per year in Japan is 7,432 EUR replace second “in Japan” with “overall”. It is 5,651 EUR in Kakegawa city. That is 20% less than the average in Japan.

Citzens of Kakegawa have good health. The reason is that people drink several cups of green tea everyday. The catechins (antioxidant,immunity) in green tea are good for health. Catechins and vitamin C are water-soluble. Catechins are polyphenols of the flavonoid family.
After making tea, tea leaves still have βcarotene, Vitamin E, chlorophyll. So it is good to have tea leaves also. The green tea keeps inherent vitamins and catechin by nature and tea leaves produce the unique amino acid theanine from nitrogen fertilizers. Theanine is the source of taste and has a beneficial effect on our peace of mind.

The history of tea farm in KAKEGAWA city.

The wood block print is crossing the river in Edo period 18th century.

TOKUGAWA shogun left Edo to go to Shizuoka with some vassals.

The Meiji government determined to make bridge for the river. The coolies lost their employment as a result. Therefore the vassals decided to develop a tea farm with coolies in KAKEGAWA area 150years ago.

The geological features of KAKEGAWA area are suited to tea cultivation.
At this time, a part of the castle collapsed because of an earthquake.
The founder of KANEMO Co., Ltd could fortunately get the wood from the collapsed wooden building. With it he built a tea room to process tea leaves.

The second president of the market for Kakegawa tea was mainly in the Tokyo area.
He was industrious and he tried to introduce Kakegawa tea into the Tohoku area which is located in north Japan.
In the north county rice and agricultural products benefitted from another county,so he tried to join that market by the introduction of Kakegawa tea..
Rice and tea are a good combination as foods. He had a good business sense and good communication skills with other people.

The third President was scholarly. The green tea in may will be brown after several months or one year.
He minds it and studied “the oxidization” of green tea for long time.By this means he found a way at last to stop the oxidation of green tea.

He put the tea in a tin box after which he displaced the air in the box with nitrogen.
As a result of this we can enjoy green tea for an extended period of years.
He contributed to the industry of tea very much.

Wood prints from about 130 years ago.

We exported green tea for acquisition of foreign currency.
Two block prints are for tea box for exportation.

Traditional farming method
for nurturing a diversity of living organisms
and for co-existence with the environment

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Traditional Tea-grass Integrated System in Shizauoka (Chagusaba)

The Chagusaba Farming Method is a traditional agricultural technique in this area. It maintains grasslands around tea fields to supply mulch and improve the quality of tea. Green tea farmers cut the grass in late autumn. Then they dry and cut them to cast in between the tea bush farrows. This time and labor consuming process is added to regular green tea farming to produce high quality green tea leaves. The decreasing number of plant species in Japan such as Sasayuri (Lilium Japonicum) and Kawaranadeshiko (Dianthus Superbus) grow in this area. You can also find many animals and insects including grasshoppers called Kakegawa fukibatta which are indigenous species in Shizuoka. This farming method has preserved the coexistence of agricultural activities and biodiversity.

*Chagusaba Farming Method in Shizuoka was designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) in 2013.


GIAHS is the acronym of the official term, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, a program established in 2002 with the purpose of conserving and sustaining traditional agricultures and cultures as well as landscapes that are in decline due to the effects of globalization, deterioration of the environment, and increasing populations. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), an international organization aiming at ensuring food safety, established GIAHS with the purpose of passing down to future generations not only globally important agricultures and land usage, but also cultural elements related to agriculture, including ecology systems, landscapes, customs, and traditional cultures.

Product Traditional Tea -grass Integrated System in KAKEGAWA city. It is permitted to use some pesticide by regulation of Japanese government and checked by the union less than standard of pesticide residue every ear.
It is found that the quantity of harmful insect for tea is proportionate to the quantity of applied to the tea farm. As explained earlier, the quantity of fertiliser determines the theanine content, depending on the taste of the tea drinker.
Theanine gives us both peace of mind and composure.

Recommendation Graceful taste.

    Taste and smell are graceful

    Gives us satisfaction

We pick up the first crop only. We do not pick up the second leaf and the second leaf will be returned to the farm as organic nutrient..

  • 「MOSAKU Gyokuro」
    Refined green tea (sheltered from light. "discovery japanese culture")
    We can taste the sweetness of the tea.(MOSAKU name of founder)

  • 「YAE Sencha」
    It is said that the two are very good couple.
    You can enjoy the mellow taste.(YAE the name of wife )

ORGANIC TEA definition

“Over 3 years we apply organic manure without agricultural chemical.”

The fourth President challenges is ambivalent about organic tea.
If we change the chemical fertilizer to the organic manure, we do not get the rich taste of tea at once. In case of green tea, it takes several years.

The organic manure works without haste. The reason is that it changes the soil with time. We get the effect off our mind.
The tea plant has roots under the earth in deep. Little by little.

The process did not produce the organic green tea etc.
We started to manage the organic green tea by ourselves in consequence.


He was fond of tea and he built the warehouse to conserve and mature tea. He had a knowledge about tea. He waited several months or years to get the mellowness of tea. Therefor many tea vases were fired to store tea.
This is one of them.

Organic Tea

Certified by the strcture of organic tea in japan.(JONA)

Online shop

The art of roasting of green tea

The cauldron is made to order by the fourth president of KANEMO
The foreman has 40-years career in roasting tea.

How to taste



Soft water desirable
Boiled water → 80℃
For cool we can use cup.
Once 5℃ down.
We manage the cooler of hot water.


For one person put 3~4 g and then pour water 80℃ 90cc in the pot, wait one minute or more.
2 people Put tea 7~8gin teapot and then pour water 80℃ 180cc in the tea pot, wait one minute or more.
Depends on preference.


For two people divide equally, the last drip is condensation of tea.
First pot gives us 75% of essence. Second pot 20%.

    Taste and smell are graceful

    Gives us satisfaction

  • 「YUSEN Teapot」

    We can use cup instead of cooler.

Gyokuro sheltered from light


Soft water desirable
Boiled water → 60℃~50℃.


For 1 cup 8g of tea ( double of sencha) ,water 40㏄.


Wait time 1minute and half.
Gyokuro is essence of taste of green tea.

  • 「KOKUUMA Gyokuro」
    Organic tea is acknowledged by JONA (authorized structure)
    Certified by the strcture of organic tea in japan.

  • 「MOSAKU Gyokuro」
    Refined green tea (sheltered from light. "discovery japanese culture"))
    We can taste the sweetness of the tea.(MOSAKU name of founder)


  • 「Cooler(YUZAMASHI)」
    We can use cup instead of cooler.



The greeting

Our tea business continues from 1872 until the present. In all that time, we had both favourable experiences, but also distress and suffering. We survived the earthquake...
We are determined to continue to produce and deliver tea, which gives you happiness.

The fourth president of KANEMO

KANEMO Co. , Ltd.
President Akira TSUNOGAE
70 Kakegawa,Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka-ken 436-0079 Japan
TEL 0537-22-3145 FAX 0537-22-3147
We got prizes
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award 1964,1965,1973,1983,1984.
Mister of International Trade and Industry Award 1972,1984.