Try to imagine your average Japanese dining table without any rice at some point in the day – it's rather difficult. Hence, the Omotesando Rice Festival is well within its rights in putting the spotlight on rice and everyone involved with it, from the farmers to sellers and buyers. To get even closer to the staple grain and see it in a new light, the organisers have selected a range of rice (cooked and uncooked), as well as rice-related products such as crockery and chopsticks, to be displayed and sold. There will also be stands with omusubi, miso soup and amazake, as well as a number of workshops (book in advance). You'll never see rice in the same way again.