I came back from Kyushu, the western-most island of Japan. My mom’s hometown is in northern part of it. While I was there, I bought some just freshly cropped rice from a nearby village. They say that rice from that village is especially a local favorite (although you see rice fields everywhere around), and indeed, it was good.
Even with my non-fancy micro-wave rice cooker, the shine and the bounciness is different from old rice we can buy at supermarkets. If you live in outside of Japan and if you have never tasted fresh rice, I hope one day you will!
My relatives also gave us some veggies from their fields so I brought some home.
This fruit is called Kabosu, used as lemon, but milder than lemon.