- a fungus, Aspergillus oryzae, used to initiate fermentation of a mixture of soybeans and wheat in the production of soy sauce.
Origin of koji
< Japanese kōji malt, yeast < kaudi < kaũdi < kamudati, probably equivalent to *kamu (< *kanpu mold; compare kabu, a variant outcome of the same etymon) + -dati, combining form of tati to rise
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The Koji is converted into moto by adding it to a thin paste of fresh-boiled starch in a vat.
The third stage consists in adding more rice and Koji to the moto, together with some water.