Positioned far to the south of the country in the shadow of an active volcano, Kagoshima has a very different feel to most Japanese cities. Warm and humid all year, the area around Kagoshima is ideal growing country for fruit and vegetables, and the rich volcanic soil is perfect for the cultivation of tea.

In this video, we're joining photographer Lauren Kelly in Japan, on assignment to document the production of matcha – a finely ground type of green tea, prized by connoisseurs for its rich, complex flavor. Along the way, Lauren captured the vivid sights and sounds of the Kagoshima area using the Canon EOS RP, a small, lightweight mirrorless camera ideal for travel and portraiture.

Canon EOS RP in Kagoshima, Japan

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