Monday, December 8, 2008  10:52 PM

Interesting Cacti of Tokyo (1)

Very tall cactus in Tokyo The first, and possibly last, of an occasional series in which I document Tokyo's fascinating desert flora.

First off: this two-storey leviathan of a water-storing spine plant seen not far from Ikebukuro.

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That's a big cactus. They've had to tether it down to stop it from exiting the yard at night and terrorizing the neighborhood.
Posted by: john turningpin | 2008-12-09 01:38
Indeed, the whole tragic issue of cactus delinquency is being swept under the carpet by the local press. My self-defence tip: take a hungry camel with you everywhere you go.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2008-12-09 02:36
I like how it appears to have been bandaged at the bottom and in the middle. Someone must really, really care about that cactus - maybe they imported it from Arizona or New Mexico or something.

When I was about three or so I have a vivid memory of riding my tricycle and somehow falling into a cactus bush. It wasn't fun, I think I cried for days.
Posted by: Tokyo Cowgirl | 2008-12-09 09:23
TCG, I hope I haven't caused you any trauma from reliving painful childhood cactus memories?
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2008-12-14 03:19