|| Yamada-nishiki is the Sake-making rice developed at Hyogo Prefecture Agricultural Experiment Station with gYamadahoh as mother and gTankan-Wataribuneh as father in 1923.
Yamada-nishiki is grown primarily in Yokawacho, Miki City, Tojocho, Yashirocho, Takinocho, Nishiwaki City, Yachiyocho, Nakacho, Kuroda-Shocho, and others, which are all located on the north side of the Rokko Mountains of Hyogo Prefecture.
This district is the valley of hilly terrains located a little southeast of the central region of Hyogo Prefecture, and Yamada-nishiki is grown in paddy fields called Tanada (terraced paddy fields) formed in a staircase pattern on the slope facing south. More than 90% of the Japanese production of Yamada-nishiki are produced in this district. It is truly a mecca of Yamada-nishiki.