Fruit is medium to large (14-20 oz.) with a brown to golden brown russet. Flesh is yellowish white with a good juicy, sweet flavor. Fruit quality is very good to excellent. Tree is of medium size, average vigor and a heavy bearer. Stores 3 to 4 months. Seedling of Nijisseiki, selected in Japan. Introduced in 1941. Distinctive rich, sweet flavor. Fruit medium to large size. Attractive golden russet skin; firm, crisp flesh. Ripens late September to mid-October, one week after Yoinashi and two weeks before Olympic. Fine winter keeper. Very productive. MUCH LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO FIREBLIGHT than most asian pears, MODERATELY RESISTANT TO PSEUDOMONA. Relatively low chilling -- about 500 chill units.