Lead Researcher, PhD (Agriculture)
Cultivar Research and Development, Fukui Prefecture Agricultural Experiment Station
the king of sake rice.
Dr. Kobayashi is a rice breeder who focuses on improving and developing high quality rice varieties. Her outstanding skills were honed by breeding of many of Fukui's famous table rice brands, including ‘Ichihomare’. However, breeding a sake rice was a first both for Dr Kobayashi and the Agricultural Experiment Station. She spoke to us about the 8 years spent developing Fukui's own high-quality sake rice, ‘Sakahomare.’