· Yamada Utako & Karel Capek
Yamada Utako is one of famous illustrators in Japan. She opened her tea shop, Karel Capek which is named after a Czech writer in Tokyo. Now she is planning on selecting and blending tea, doing recipes and sweet packages, and she became active on illustrating and writing stories and creating characters, some of them are based on her real life experiences. In 2002, she opened the Karel Capek Sweets shop in Kichijoji, which focuses on tea and sweets. She also worked on designing products for tea and tea accessories.