Opening Rishouen’s first Café, Kame Usagi

Opening Rishouen’s first Café, Kame Usagi

Logo of Kame Usagi, literally means Turtle and Rabbit, which design inspired by a paint ‘Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (鳥獣人物戯画)

We are super excited to tell you we have opened Kame Usagi, a Café of Japanese Green Tea and Gelato on 2nd August, 2022!

Kame Usagi means literally Turtle and Rabbit. We know you may imagine a story of The Rabbit and The Turtle, but we’ve originally gotten a hint of ‘Kame’ from Camellia sinensis, and of Usagi from our address, Todou (菟道) which stands for a way of rabbits. Our logo design is inspired by a famous set of picture scrolls ‘Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (鳥獣人物戯画), belonging to Kozanji Temple at Toganoo mountain in Kyoto. The reason we featured it is that Toganoo mountain is said to be the place where tea production in Japan had begun.

It had been one of our dreams to create a place where we are able to meet customers face-to-face and strengthen connection with them. Thanks to all of your support, we could have made it come true this time.

We serve cups of our teas and Gelato using our Matcha, Genmaicha Powder, Houjicha Powder and other selected seasonal ingredients.

You can find us at 26 Monmae Todou, Uji, Kyoto 611-0013, Japan, near our office. We’d love to see you there.

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