Japanese rice is known for its strong stickiness and sweetness. In Japan, where cooked rice is eaten without seasonings, focus is placed on the deliciousness of rice itself. In spring, planting season, farmers pray to the deity of the harvest for a good crop. In fall, people around Japan celebrate the delicious new rice. Some even have festivals! In Japan, rice is more than just food: it's connected to religious beliefs and culture. This time, rice, which continues to be loved by the Japanese.
Cooked Rice
Reporter carries rice plants
Reporter makes rice ball
Offering at the shrine