Asamiko Chan the spirit of traditional hemp
On its own, a town in Tottori Prefecture in Japan is supporting cannabis through a young girl with pink hair, Asiamiko Chan.
Asamiko chan (あ さ み こ こ ゃ ゃ ん) has pink hair, she has her own account Twitter and support Chizu, a city in Tottori prefecture. It is a miko san (巫女) or "shrine maiden", these girls in the service of the sanctuaries, who were originally called shamans.
Asamiko chan, whose name means “hemp shrine maiden” (hemp = hemp) therefore, is a “hemp spirit who lives in a field”.
Its purpose is to remind everyone of the history of traditional culture and beneficial uses of the cannabis plant as in this image where it recalls the use of cannabis to make ropes, kimonos, fabrics, bags .
Asamiko chan has a favorite dish of “onigiri,” which is made with miso paste and hemp, a specialty that heals tired people. One of his favorite phrases is “Do you know what hemp is?”.
Like any self-respecting kyara she has her birthday on May 2, 2013, traditionally the day the cannabis cultivation was resumed at Chizu farm after 60 years of absence. This farm in question is called Hachijuhachiya and produces 500kg of hemp per year.
The stem of the plant is used in textiles, deodorants and food products, the seeds are crushed to make oil and grilled to make food products with high nutritional value.
The Hachijuhachiya farm (88th night hachi-dju-hachi-ya), or "8108ya", cultivates hemp (without THC almost) and hopes that this kawaii character will help him to recognize his culture. This farm is the largest among the 33 hemp farms in Japan.
Asamiko chan exists to promote the use of hemp throughout the country, thereby creating jobs and restoring the economy in Tottori.
If you are interested in their products or simply want to know more about the farm, you can visit their online store.