My buddy Paul Starr from Butler, Pennsylvania, gave me these seeds some years ago. I'm finally gettin' around to grown'em out. (actually in Fujisawa, about an hour from Tokyo.)
July 4th visited Tochigi, famous for its Kura (蔵), storehouses. Tochigi is also renown for its tile roofs. Old tiles used as pavers. Most of the hemp production in Japan is cultivated in Tochigi prefecture. The floor of this hallway is one, single board. Can you imagine the size of the tree?