Perfect rice, organically grown, is the mission of Mr. Tanaka, an affable farmer who can often be seen with a wide brimmed hat in his paddy. He started growing rice in the more laborious way over twenty years ago. To ensure that the rice comes to fruition, he introduces ducklings at the start of each season. The birds grow with the rice and eat the pests that would otherwise prove harmful. Most of the rice, due to the small production, is sold to the Kayotei Inn, and shows up at breakfast and dinner.
For more information: Organic Food Producer at Kayotei