The best rice requires the best soil, and we ensure our soil is rich and healthy. We use a mixture of our own organic compost, fermented on site in our compost house, and siliceous fertilizer to enhance the quality of our soil, improve our crops and protect them from disease.
Excellent rice comes from healthy roots. To ensure healthy roots, we apply organic fertilizer, which also makes each grain of rice bigger. Our rice is specially cultivated and we limit the applications of fertilizer and the nitrogen content to less than half of normal farming procedures. This ensures we produce rice with perfect adhesiveness, tenderness and complex flavor.
We have expanded our rice production adjustment (crop conversion) as well as the area for soybean fields and meadows. These lands are host to insects, which can damage the rice crop. To protect the quality of the rice crop, we use approved agricultural chemicals, in the approved amounts, and use a drone to spray insecticide, protecting our staff. Specially cultivated rice is not exposed to the chemicals.
We do not have any mystical way of cultivating rice. Nature provides the best: pure water in the Kurobe River, refreshing wind from Tateyama, "Arase", and the unique climate of Nyuzen to ensure perfect rice.
Dehydration is an important process for preserving the rice and achieving great flavor. We use a large-size dehumidifier, not an oil burner. By slowly stirring the rice in a storage tank, we take ten to fourteen days to dehydrate the rice naturally. The rice is the same quality as if it were dried on a rack in the traditional manner.
After dehydration the rice is kept in a low-temperature storage house to guard the flavor. Just before shipping, the rice is polished and we carefully remove any impurities.
Yoneyama-Mai Hon Mirin is made through traditional techniques by a noted brewery in the home of Mikawa Mirin, using specially cultivated Koshihikar by Yoneyama Nosan. The rice is grown in Nyuzen, famously known for pure water, and made into the golden colored true mirin. Only hon mirin provides elegant sweetness and rich flavor to enhance cooked food and sweets. We introduced Yoneyama-Mai Hon Mirin in 2016 and invite you to purchase it through our on-line store.
Yoneyama-Mai Hon Mirin may be used in many dishes, including noodle soup base, boiled dishes, vinegar dishes and foods dressed with a starch sauce. Adding this mirin to boiled rice will give the rice luster and a natural sweetness. It can add elegance and richness to traditional Japanese sweets such as dorayaki (bean-jam pancakes), pancakes and mitarashidango (skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze).
|Raw materials||Koshihikari( rice produced in Toyama),
Rice-malt produced in Japan, Alcohol for brewing
|Manufacturing Method||Saccharifying Maturation|
|Manufacturer||Kokonoe Mirin Co.,Ltd.|
|Alcohol Percentage||About 14%|
|Extracted Component||More than 40 degrees|
|Volume ･ Container||500ml ･ Bottle|
Yoneyama-Mai Hon Mirin may be purchased at the Yoneyama Nosan online store.
It is classified as alcohol, so you will need to enter your age when purchasing.
100% produced in Nyuzen, Toyama Prefecture
Eco-Farmer (the 118th certificate of attestation by Toyama Prefecture).
We invite you to try our richly flavored Yoneyama Rice, Koshihikari grown with organic fertilizer, dehumidified slowly, and grown with care and patience in Nyuzen, Toyama.
The list price includes consumption tax, and is limited to Kanto-Koshin'etsu, Chubu-Hokuriku and Kansai area. Postage to those areas is included as well. Other destinations may have additional shipping charges. Please contact us before you place an order to other destinations.
If you place an order by cash on delivery, please contact us rather than placing an online order. There are cash on delivery fees: 324 yen for purchases under 10,000 yen and 432 for purchases over 10,000 yen.
Various combinations of bag weights are available: 5 kilogram and 10 kilogram bags. If you have items delivered to the same address the price of the total weight is applied on the price list. The online shop is not set up to handle combination weight requests, so please contact us.
Product Information as set out by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
|Specially cultivated rice|
|Use of general agricultural chemicals||50% less|
|Use of chemical fertilizer (nitrogen component)||50% less|
|Entity in Charge of Cultivation / Yoneyama-nosan Inc. The Paddy Rice Department|
|Confirmation Manager / Yoneyama-nosan Inc. Yoshitaka Yoneyama|
|Entity in charge of polishing rice / Yoneyama-nosan Inc.|
The status of the use of general agricultural chemicals
|Agent Used||Usage||The number of times|
|1kg (Package for the exclusive use)||JPY 1,100 tax included|
|2kg||JPY 1,550 tax included|
|5kg||JPY 2,800 tax included|
|10kg||JPY 5,100 tax included|
|20kg||JPY 9,700 tax included|
|1kg (Package for the exclusive use)||JPY 1,050 tax included|
|2kg||JPY 1,400 tax included|
|5kg||JPY 2,500 tax included|
|10kg||JPY 4,350 tax included|
|20kg||JPY 8,300 tax included|
Unpolished Rice Wash Free rice is also popular.
Rice can be delivered in a unit of weight other than that stated on the price list. Please contact us.
Polished rice 1kg (Package for the exclusive use)
Unpolished rice 1kg (Package for the exclusive use)
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|Nyuzen||Kiraranosato Albis Nyuzenten|
|Kurobe,Kurobe Unazukionsen Station||Nowamart|
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