On a pleasant Sunday in June, I participated in a unique one-day rice planting experience with my son. Even for Japanese, the average person rarely gets to plant rice themselves, so I’d like to share my experience.
Every Japanese household has a rice cooker. Considering they eat rice once or more almost everyday, a machine that cooks rice perfectly and automatically is truly a convenience.
Koshihikari (lit. translated “light of Koshi” – an old province within Fukui and Yamagata) was first cultivated in 1956 in an agricultural research facility in Fukui and is said to be the most popular and highly grown type of rice in Japan.