Tamasakae is an elegant but challenging strain of sakamai. It’s chiefly grown in Shiga prefecture, which consists mainly of mountains with very little growing plain available. Shiga also has high winds and heavy snowfall, both of which contribute to the challenges of growing this strain. Tamasakae has large grains of rice and the stalks grow to roughly 3 feet in height, both of which make it prone to being blown...more
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