Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture: The local black tea summit ended successfully and was a great success! On the 23rd and 24th, under slightly cloudy skies, the “Local Black Tea Summit” was held in Takahashi City on a grand scale with many visitors from all over Japan. As an event of Takahashi City, the mayor of Takahashi City also attended the event for two days. There are now over 400 places producing domestic black tea, and the number has increased by 100 in the past year, and it is spreading with tremendous momentum. Various methods and tricks have been applied to the sales method for each storage method, and I felt the circle and communication of local black tea that spreads in various places by studying those methods again. There was a lively exchange of opinions during the panel discussion, and the lively atmosphere was such that participants asked questions and made presentations one after another. My lecture was on the 24th, but there were people from as far away as Kumamoto, Shikoku, Kanagawa, and Tokyo who came to listen and spoke to me. Thank you very much from afar!