The Akita Komachi brand of rice is 25 years old. Although its sometimes hard to distinguish between the different brands of rice, the Akita Komachi and Koshi Hikari brands stand out as two of the most well known and best loved rice.
Although the name says Akita from Akita-ken, the rice is grown in other prefectures as well. When they first started growing the rice 25 years ago, the plan was to use just materials from Akita-ken. They had a lot of assistance from Fukui-ken and so decided not to register the name as a trademark. With its popularity, other ken’s have now started growing Akita Komachi rice as well.
If the taste isn’t enough to convince you to buy it then maybe the character on the packaging will help
I have been eating Akita Komachi at home and prefer it to Koshi Hikari. My other favorite rice is the one served at Wako (tonaktsu store). Which type of rice do you like best?