This is Japan’s oldest sake rice variety. Unlike many other strains of sake rice, Omachi is actually a naturally occurring strain of rice, which was found in the wild in 1859 by a farmer who was returning from a pilgrimage. It is chiefly cultivated in Okayama prefecture, home of the famous Bizen pottery. Omachi is sometimes called a phantom rice as it had fallen out of favor with farmers due...more
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