Hachidaimegihei Co., Ltd.
[Breaking news] 178 products from 38 prefectures, the largest number ever, have been entered. This year’s best “delicious rice” is this! Rice ranking 2022 best award decided! A long-established rice store in Kyoto, a rice contest “Rice Ranking” sponsored by Hachidaime Gihei The final screening will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Food professionals from various fields, such as Michelin-starred chefs and food columnists who are active around the world, have judged and decided the best award for 2022.
Hachidaime Gihei Co., Ltd. (located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, President: Gihei Hashimoto), a long-established rice store in Kyoto that develops a total rice production business, is working together with Japan’s leading chefs and consumers. With the aim of creating the future of rice, the rice ranking 2022 final screening meeting was held on January 25 (Wednesday) in Ginza, Tokyo, and 12 producers, including the highest award, were selected from 178 entries from 38 prefectures. was selected.
Awards selected from 178 products nationwide
Mr. Masahiko Takeyama, Sayaka Yuki, Kenbuchi-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido -Outstanding performance award-
Nanyo City, Yamagata Prefecture Mr. Takuma Kurosawa Yumegokochi Yudai 21, Mr. Hiroki Yuda, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture
Mr. Atsushi Miyamura Nikomaru, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture -Prizes-
Mr. Akimori Misato, Kazuyoshi Miyazawa, Yudai 21, Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture
Mr. Shoji Kitajima Nikomaru, Yanaga, Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture Shimauchi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture Kumiko Shimizu Sayaka Kaze Nishinoisshiki, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture Hisao Morimoto Koshihikari -Fighting-spirit award-
Mr. Katsuyuki Yamamoto Yumepirika, Nanporo-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido Kanai Shimbo, Sado City, Niigata Prefecture Mr. Masaru Furuya Koshihikari Shirasawa-cho, Numata City, Gunma Prefecture Mr. Yoshiyuki Kanai Koshihikari Kitahiroshima-cho, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima Mr. Kazuma Mizuguchi Inochi no Ichi *In no particular order within each award
What is Rice Ranking?
Rice Ranking was born 10 years ago with the desire to pursue what is “delicious rice” and pass down “delicious rice” and “producer’s technology” to the future, not famous production areas or brands. It’s a contest.
Until now, only six special judges, who are food professionals, have selected the winners. It has been operated as an authoritative contest, earning the trust of producers in that it does not use any machinery and correctly evaluates the rice that people feel is delicious to eat.
Rice Ranking Judging Method There are many rice contests in Japan, but in fact almost all of them use a machine called a “taste meter” in the primary judging, where most of the rice is sifted. increase. With the desire to evaluate “delicious rice” by eating it, the rice ranking eliminates all mechanical evaluations using taste meters and conducts actual food evaluations in pursuit of “deliciousness that people can feel with their five senses.” I’m here. In addition, in order to judge all rice equally, we cook rice based on strict rules and comprehensively evaluate rice consisting of glossiness, whiteness, aroma, texture, stickiness, sweetness, and smoothness. We will establish criteria for each, quantify them, and conduct an
examination. Three items, “glossiness”, “sweetness” and “going down the throat”, which are particularly important in terms of taste, are given a maximum score of 20 points, and the other items are given a maximum score of 10 points, for a total of 100 points.
Introducing the judges
▼ Food columnist Takeshi Kadokami
While working as an editorial adviser for the Kansai food magazine Amakara Techo, he also works as a producer, focusing on food-related writing and editing work. He has a good reputation, saying, “If you want Kansai food, ask this man.” He is the author of many books, including “Kyoto cuisine, Oagariyasu” (Kosaido Publishing).
▼ “Gion Sasaki” owner Hiroshi Sasaki
The unique cooking style that unfolds at the counter has earned a reputation for its originality that overturns the image of Japanese cuisine. Michelin Guide Kansai 2022 3 stars. Many TV appearances such as “Jonetsu Tairiku”.
▼ Fumio Kondo, owner of Ginza “Tempura Kondo”
With the desire to “know the true taste of tempura”, he offers innovative cuisine and attracts many cultural figures and guests from overseas. Even now, having won two Michelin stars, he still visits the production areas of the ingredients himself and continues to stand at the counter day and night.
▼ Masahiro Yoshitake, owner of “Sushi Yoshitake”
The sushi that comes out of careful work attracts celebrities from all walks of life. It has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide Tokyo for 12 consecutive years, and Sushi Shikon, which opened in Hong Kong, also received three stars in the Hong Kong version. Japan’s leading sushi chef who receives acclaim from all media.
▼Eighth Generation Gihei Hashimoto Gihei
The eighth generation of Gihei Hashimoto, who has continued since Edo Kansei. Every year, he carefully selects and examines rice from all over the country, not by production area or brand, using techniques passed down from his predecessor. A rice producer who changes the value of rice from various perspectives, such as developing “rice gifts” and developing “rice restaurants” in Gion and Ginza.
The award-winning rice of the limited-time “Rice Ranking 2022” will be served at the rice restaurant “Hachidaime Gihei” in Gion, Gion, Ginza, Tokyo
HachidaimeGihey Co., Ltd. offers rice selected as one of the top eight types of rice ranking 2022 by HachidaimeGihey, a rice restaurant in Gion and Ginza, as a place where you can experience “freshly cooked rice with silver rice”. http://www.okomeya-ryotei.net) for a limited time.
February 11th (Sat) to February 12th (Sun) Kenbuchi-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido Mr. Masahiko Takeyama Sayaka Yuki
March 4th (Sat) to March 5th (Sun) Mr. Kazuyoshi Miyazawa Yudai 21, Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture
April 1st (Sat) – April 2nd (Sun) Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture Hisao Morimoto Koshihikari
May 13th (Sat) to May 14th (Sun) Shimauchi, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture Kumiko Shimizu Sayaka Kaze
June 3rd (Sat) to June 4th (Sun) Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Prefecture Mr. Hiroki Yuda Yudai 21
July 1st (Sat) to July 2nd (Sun) Mr. Atsushi Miyamura Nikomaru from Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
August 5th (Sat) – August 6th (Sun) Mr. Takuma Kurosawa Yume Gokochi September 2nd (Sat)-September 3rd (Sun) Yanaga, Asakura City, Fukuoka Mr. Shoji Kitajima Nikomaru
[Hachidaimegihei Co., Ltd. Company Overview]
Hachidai Megihe is a long-established rice store that has been in Kyoto for generations. We offer the ultimate silver sushi rice with the ability to select rice and the skill of rice cookers inherited from the previous generation. A famous rice store that many gourmets recognize its deliciousness. With a vision of a society where people will never eat rice away from home, we will develop a rice gift business, develop an antenna shop where you can experience “eating rice” in Gion, Kyoto and Ginza, Tokyo, in order to spread the deliciousness of rice around the world. A total producer of rice that excites the rice industry with a wide range of activities such as holding the rice contest “Rice Ranking”. In recent years, we have also collaborated with companies in other industries.
Founded in 1787 by the first Gihei
August 2006 Established Hachidaimegihei Co., Ltd.
October 2007 Exhibited at “Formal Gift Fair Autumn 2007”.
Twelve-layered ceremonial ceremonial kimono “Full bloom” wins formal gift award
October 2009 [Gion, Kyoto] Opened “Kyo no Kome Ryotei Hachidaime Gihei” July 2011 Received “Successful Concept Award” at Rakuten EXPO 2011 September 2013 [Ginza, Tokyo] Opened “Ginza Kome Ryotei Hachidaime Gihei” November 2013 Held “Rice Ranking 2013” to connect producers and consumers Held every year until 2022
November 2015 OMOTENASHI NIPPON Sponsored “OMOTENASHI Selection” Gold Award September 2017 Rice education program “myTaste” released
July 2019 Adopted as an in-flight meal for Delta Airlines’ highest class “Delta One”
July 2019 Hitachi GLS Co., Ltd. Started development support for the electric rice cooker “Gokujo Hitotsubu Taki” Continued every year since
February 2020 Gihei Hashimoto, the head of the family, appeared on TV Tokyo “Nikkei Special Cambrian Palace”
April 2022 “Hondokumochimai” won the SP Tool Contest Grand Prize at the “Premium Incentive Show 2022”
January 2023 Opened the “Commercial Rice EC Site” with a line-up of carefully selected rice for commercial use
[Hachidaimegihei Co., Ltd.]
〒600-8883 10 Kitakinada-cho, Nishi-nanajo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi Tel: 075-201-5684 Fax: 075-200-3518
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