Definite Delicacy


We have 八十八夜 today, meaning 88 days have passed since 立春=risshun, the 1st of 二十四節気. It is also the best timing to harvest 1st green tea leaves. Mei-Shun therefore means to drop in a shop before picking Shin up at the nearest station. The wife craves 雁金=karigane (green tea including leaf veins) and 玄米茶=genmai-cha (the same with puffed rice) using a discount ticket delivered to loyal customers.