TSUJIRI was founded by Tsuji Riemon who was renowned for his spirit of “YUWA”, meaning:
“Continue to innovate and sustain the tradition”.
His statue was built in Kyoto, Japan to honour his contribution to the Japanese tea industry.
Mr. Tsuji has refined the cultivation of Gyokuro (the highest grade of Japanese green tea) and his method is still being used to this day.
He is also the inventor of the tea box that preserves the longevity and freshness of the tea leaves during transportation, making fresh tea from Kyoto available to other Japanese cities a century ago.