In Noto, there are not many flat areas, and the hills are very close to the sea. Our forebearers cultivated sloping land and made a lot of tanada or terraced rice fields. The beautiful tanada landscape can be called a symbol of Noto. Shiroyone-no-senmaida in Wajima City, which was selected one of the Top 100 Terraced Paddy Fields in Japan, Ôsasanami rice fields in Shika Town, Kanakura in Wajima, which is one of the “The 100 Best Villages in Japan” are the most representative. Tanada are less efficient and less productive than rice fields in plains. As farmers are getting older and fewer in Noto, people are worried about more agricultural land being abandoned. The four agricultural cooperatives in Northern Noto sell the Koshihikari variety of rice under the brand name “Noto Tanada-mai”, which is grown in an environment-friendly manner in terraced rice fields they inherited from their ancestors. Part of the profit is allocated to environment conservation activities such as efforts to protect landscapes, culture, fauna and flora.