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STORK NATURAL RICE

Environment and Oriental White Stork friendly rice

Stork Natural Rice uses an environmentally friendly farming method that cultivates quality rice while nurturing various living creatures, but was originally created to support the Oriental White Storks’ revival. This farming method enforces agricultural laws that aim to enrich the culture, community, and environment; and to cultivate delicious rice and various creatures, including Oriental White Storks. It does not rely on agricultural chemicals and chemical fertilizers, making it healthy and safe for consumption.
Also, the way the fields are maintained is a little different from other rice growing methods. To help support the Oriental White Stork, the fields are flooded during the winter, and farmers use a method called “deep water management” which requires deeper water levels than general agricultural methods. The deeper water makes weeds less likely to sprout and, along with winter flooding, provides the Oriental White Stork with more food.

Cultivation methods year round

Throughout Japan’s four distinct seasons, we continue to cultivate rice while creating a rich natural environment to support many types of animals. The Stork Natural Rice that is cultivated this way is popular for its rich aroma and plump grains.

Requirements for Stork Friendly Farming Methods

・No agrochemicals are used
・No fertilizer during the cultivating season
・Management of drainage practice on rice paddies
・Rice paddy water depth control

This safe and wholesome rice is also popular abroad. It is being used in select American Japanese restaurants in the US, and is also retailed at major supermarkets in Hong Kong where it is loved by many.

Retail Locations

Stork Natural Rice can be purchased within and outside of Japan

Domestic

JA Tajima “Jigomeya”(site is in Japanese)
San-a (Okinawa)
Itoyokado
Hankyu Oasis

International

Los Angeles – TOIRO Kitchen
Honolulu – the rice factory
Hong Kong – PARKnSHOP
Hong Kong – Tawaraya
Singapore – Tawaraya
Sydney – Tokyo Mart
Melbourne – Fuji Mart
Brisbane – Fuji Mart
Gold Coast – Fuji Mart
Perth – Fuji Mart

Restaurants that serve Stork Natural Rice

Domestic

Hotel Kinparo

International

New York – Brushstroke
Sydney – Shiki
Sydney – Raita Noda Chef’s Kitchen
Sydney – Toshiya