Japanese Cactus Mania! I Said MANIA!


Apparently there’s an emerging market for cactus products grown in a cactus growing region of Japan. Apparently that region is the city of Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture.

Toshihiro Isaji, manager of the cactus shop Sabobase in Toriimatsu town, shows off a variety of products made from cactuses. Photo: CHUNICHI SHIMBUN

It’s all very delicious, I’m sure, but do they know how to cook it properly so that it doesn’t turn to mush? That’s the trick. So restaurants are starting to pick up the slack,

the unit price can be as expensive as ¥1,000, depending on the size

I like the T-shirt in the photo. I wonder where I can get one?


    
    
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