Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Osaka Matcha Tea Shop
We did alot of shopping down Shinsaibashi (one main shopping street there) 2km of shopping ! One place I definitely wanted to go to was Matsuyamachi subway stop where theres an old teashop that is amazing. Expensive but worth it. They sell Japanese tea ceremony equipment. The shop is called Shibahashi. Originally I found out about this shop here which has a convenient map :
The shop is on a street that runs parallel to the subway street heading east. It is mostly a residential area with not much to see on the way. 2 streets south there is a long shopping street but that's a little ways away. At the subway stop theres a few huge toy stores. Great prices too !
Shibahashi has been selling tea ceremony equipment since the 1950s.
The bowls on the right are also Japanese Matcha bowls. The wide rim design for those came from China during the Song Dynasty. At the very bottom is a water vessel where one would scoop out fresh water.