The European millet (Panicum miliaceum) belongs to Poacee (the Grass family). It is an annual herb that is native to the eastern part of India. This grain came to Japan from China during the Yayoi period (about 2000 years ago). It has been regarded as one of the five grains since ancient times and has been actively cultivated, but now it is only cultivated in Nagano and Iwate prefectures. There are "Uruchi" (non-glutinous variety) and "Mochi" (glutinous variety), and the height is 1-2 m. Since the seeds are yellow, it was called "Kimi" in the olden days in Japan, and it was corrupted into "Kibi". "Uruchi" are used for cooking, and "Mochi" are steamed and processed into rice cakes, candies, and powdered dumplings. The stems are also used as feed for livestock. The photos are "Shinano 1", a cultivar of "Mochi".