It is a beautiful season to see green rice fields.
米 (Kome), Rice is a staple for Japanese cuisine, but rice is actually much more than just a food.
In history tax was paid by rice, and size of land was counted by quantity of rice grown.
There are roughly 3 kinds of rice, rice for meal, rice for making Mochi, sticky rice, and rice for Sake.
Freshly prepared rice, Miso soup, and pickles are the core of Japanese cuisine.