Posted by Tea Selector: Mr. Taro Ishihara on 22nd Jul 2018
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The office of TOKYO MATCHA SELECTION is located at Nihonbashi in Tokyo.
While it was such a hot day today, there was the event by Nihonbashi boys and girls fire club which is called ‘Hashi-arai (bridge cleaning)’.
Our staff also participated in the cleaning.
This even made children happy as some cleaned the signboard by spraying water from a fire truck and some children rode on the hook and ladder track to clean the signboard.
They made the bridge to a bright shine.
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