Tea Boats

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Empress of Russia loading tea at Shimidzu, Japan. And below, a closer view, with another boat:

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The port of Shimidzu was the outlet for the tea exports of Shidzuoka, Japan’s greatest tea center. Until 1929, because of the lack of deep water facilities, larger vessels had to anchor a mile from shore and the tea was shuttled out to them on smaller craft.

Tea Harbor

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