Ito-bashou, a family of Musa basjoo (banana plant), is used to provide good fibers for textiles. The value of this plant in the past was illustrated by the story of the parents of a poor-looking girl that needed a mountain full of basho trees (Basha-yama) to help her find a husband.
【Adress】Ankyaba, Tatsugo, Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan
【Phone Number】+81 (0)997-62-3111 (Tatsugo Town)
【Transportation】Approx. 50 minute drive from Amami Airport. 20 minute drive from Tatsugo Town Hall.