Four hours by train from Wakayama, following the mountainous coastline where fishing is the obvious industry, you'll arrive in Nachikatsuura, a short drive from Minamiōi. Dai Oizumi came here in 2006 seeking, like many people, a return to the land and a simpler life of farming and self-sufficiency. Although not a well known tea producing region, there are a number of tea gardens tucked into the mountains, like the one in Irokawa I visited this past year.
Since 2012, Dai-san has been crafting a number of high quality teas with a natural ability, that are a true expression of himself...Unassuming but with great depth. He produces naturally grown, chemical free tea under the name Dokodemosora or Endless Sky, meaning a world without boundary.