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During April and May every year, the rice-producing farmers of all over Japan are engaged in gTaueh process. 

Rice 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.

At the same time, the paddy ground is plowed by machine, fed with fertilizers and covered with water. 

In early to mid May, the young rice plant is transplanted to paddy field by planting machines nowadays (used to be by human hands). 

This transplanting is called gTaueh, one of the most important annual events for farmers. 

Now the finished paddy field looks like green carpets. 

After that event, water control, weed removal and pesticides plus fertilizers treatments will follow until the harvesting time (Inekari) in September.