During April and May every year, the rice-producing farmers of all over
Japan are engaged in gTaueh process.
production (Inasaku) was introduced to Japan from ancient China.
In early April, the rice grain seed is fed into the
bed tub for germination, and
then the sprout is grown in greenhouse.
the same time, the paddy ground is plowed by machine, fed with fertilizers
and covered with water.
early to mid May, the young rice plant is transplanted to paddy field by
planting machines nowadays (used to be by human hands).
transplanting is called gTaueh, one of the most important annual events for
the finished paddy field looks like green carpets.
that event, water control, weed removal and pesticides plus fertilizers
treatments will follow until the harvesting time (Inekari) in September.