Junichi Takayasu

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Junichi Takayasu (高安淳一, Takayasu Jun’ichi) (born 1963)[1] is a Japanese hemp rights advocate, considered "one of Japan’s leading experts on cannabis".[2] He is the curator of the Taima Hakubutsukan (Cannabis Museum) in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, which he founded in 2001.[3] He also organizes an annual tour to the legal farms around the museum, and a monthly workshop to teach cannabis fiber weavering.[2]


At age 3, Junichi Takayasu read a picture book with ninjas jumping over marijuana plants, which set his mind on becoming a cannabis grower later in his life.[2]


  1. ^ "大麻博物館館長 高安淳一氏 『日本の文化として受け継がれてきた日本古来の「大麻」』 | 今月のインタビュー | いやしの村わくわくショップ". Iyashinomura.jp. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  2. ^ a b c Jon Mitchell, Cannabis, the fabric of Japan, Japantimes.co.jp
  3. ^ "Can Cannabis Once Again Become Big in Japan?". Substance.com. 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2016-11-26.

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