All About Japan

Would You Buy a Creepy Cactus?

| Yokai , Spooky

Kohei Oda is a botanist. But not just any old botanist. He runs a shop in Hiroshima called Qusamura (pronounced kusamura), where he sells one-of-a-kind, slightly off-beat cacti with “nice faces” (though not in the human sense). Many of his plants appear to be from another planet.

Over on his blog, he’s even started pairing different plants with their own matching yokai (supernatural monsters that appear in Japanese folklore). Curious to see what monstrous creations he's come up with? Head to Spoon & Tamago to find out!

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