Sake Rice Genealogy of Yamadanishiki
What has ensued is a glorious life of successes since, Yamada-nishiki became the preferred and prized sake rice of the premium sake brewing industry making up 30 percent of all Tokutei Meishoushu(special designation sake).
Wataribune, the hard-working father of Yamadanishiki was once a more widely used sake rice, known to produce rich and complex brews.
Comparison of Rice Polishing Degree
Unfortunately, he was a little moody and fragile, too tall and top heavy, easily knocked over in extreme weather and typhoons, his growing season a touch longer than everyone else. Ultimately he faded away, his offspring attracting all the limelight, and eventually, he was no longer cultivated.