National Geographic : 1942 Aug
Unknown Japan 245 Germalne Kellerman Scissor-pickers Gather a Late Crop from a Japanese Tea Field In April or May the first pick is made by hand at Shizuoka. Then the tender leaves at the end of each twig, which yield the finest quality of Japanese green tea, are taken. Later scissor pickings, after the plants have grown again, yield coarser tea. Before the war Japan's only tea customer was the United States.