Eleven Stages of
1. Rice Growing
Rice grows Spring to Summer and is harvested in late August to late September. Premium sake is made with sake-specific rice, which is larger than eating rice. Sake rice is difficult to grow as it is taller than other types of rice and therefore easily damaged by wind. Each region has a different variety of rice. The most popular types of rice for sake are Yamadanishiki and Gohyakumangoku.