Cannabis: the fiber of Japan

BY JON MITCHELL SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES

jpp

Workers harvest cannabis at a licensed farm in Tochigi Prefecture. | JUNICHI TAKAYASU

 

When Junichi Takayasu was 3 years old, a picture book about ninjas changed his life forever. What fascinated him most, however, wasn’t the assassins’ stealthy skills or secret gadgets but their usage of a very special plant.

“The book showed how ninjas trained by jumping over cannabis plants,” Takayasu says. “Every day they had to leap higher and higher because cannabis grows very quickly. I was so amazed that I told my mom I wanted to grow cannabis when I was older.”

Full Article:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/04/19/lifestyle/cannabis-the-fiber-of-japan/#.U1KrZ1VdXa5

Post comment