Since this unique strain was first introduced to the world by California’s Koda Farms in 1963, Kokuho Rose® has upheld its universally recognized standard of excellence through extensive agriculture programs and unsurpassed milling standards. Kokuho Rose® is the trademark and exclusive property of the Koda family, a third generation enterprise that is the oldest, continually family-owned and operated rice farm and mill in California, which alone produces the pure strain of this specific variety. Kokuho Rose® is a unique blend of two seeds, resulting in rice perfection: the medium Calrose grain is crossed with a sweet rice grain for a sweeter taste and plumpness. Although Koda Farms owns the rights to this special seed, some farmers can grow the rice in California. Only a truly fine Japanese restaurant will use Kokuho Rose®.