This year 1 year ... ～～～～～～～～ Yesterday, I received flowers from a customer who came after work. . . Thank you! This year 1 was really a painful year. I want to skip that day on March 11th. I thought a lot, thought a lot. But, after all, the days flow, and it doesn't stop. I was able to carry out a tour in Sri Lanka and India, which I thought was impossible, and I appeared on many TV programs this year, including NHK, BS Fuji, J-COM, and NHKBS Premium. Last month, I was able to write a new book on the theme of "Future Tea", looking back 30 years ago and imagining tea 30 years from now. Mother Leaf has started to popularize tea in the new cafe style of “Mother Leaf Tea Style” and will continue to open stores next year. Kirin Gogo-no-Kocha has expanded the “Pungency Pungency” that expresses deliciousness. ～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～～ New Year is coming soon! I will slowly move forward toward the tea that I imagine 30 years from now. I'm looking forward to it. . . the start of a new year.