Snapshots │ Japan │ Seaweed and tea │ 1

Snapshots: Japan — Seaweed and tea — 1: Shops specialized in tea also sell seaweed, as both products require the same dry condition

This is a tea shop, however, most tea shops also sell seaweed (pictured). There are several theories why seaweed came to be sold alongside tea, and the most probable reason is that these products require to be kept in the same dry condition. Also, tea and seaweed are staples of Japanese diet, and it made sense for the shops to stock them together.