The long-awaited individually wrapped rice grain is finally being sold in several good stores around the Kanto region of Japan.
Makers of the intricately wrapped rice grain say the packaging is guaranteed to enhance the overall sensory experience.
“It takes me longer to unwrap the 300 or so rice grains for one cup of rice but that just adds to the excitement,” says housewife Momoka Kotone.
Experts predict this natural evolution in rice grain packaging will produce around two extra tonnes of unwrapping satisfaction each year per household.
“It just feels more stylish and I get to throw away so much more disposable waste.”