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