A new era "Reiwa", derived from a song that loves Plum, which has been popular since the age of Japan's oldest poetry anthology "Manyoshu". We congratulate the “Reiwa” from No. 1 plum farm in Japan, so that this area shall be peaceful and healthy.
Counting from the first era "Taika”, the 248th era” Reiwa" inspired by a Plum blossom blooming beautifully and solemnly, that heralds the arrival of Spring.
English translation is like below;
“It was in new spring, in a fair ("Rei") month,
When the air was clear and the wind a gentle ("wa") breeze.
Plum flowers blossomed a beauty's charming white
And the fragrance of the orchids was their sweet perfume.”
You can feel the Japanese worldview “Wa(和)” that Japanese people have
originally from ancient.
Blood is thicker than water, and Cultivation and processing of Plum are thicker than that. And so, the 6th generation of Azuma farm, Yoshihiko Higashi's son Yoshiaki, took the helm to continue the family passion. We still own the company and look after every step of the process, including the cultivation, the processing, the marketing.
April 3, 2019(Heisei 31)
6th generation Yoshiaki Azuma