Rice growers plow rice fields, fill it with water and prepare for planting. At the same time, they sow seed rice in greenhouse to grow seedling. They plant seedling into rice fields in May.
Rice is growing 30 days after planting. It’s a lovely sight to see so much green after a long, snowy Niigata winter.
In mid August, the head are getting heavier....The heads becomes brown late August. Harvest is just around the corner.
After harvesting, they remove hull, dry brown rice and pack it in bags.Unlike grapes used for wine, the quality of sake is much less affected by the average quality of sake rice on a yearly basis.