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「オンコの実」


Do you know about Japanese plants? Onko or Ichii in Japanese is Taxus cuspidata and is called Japanese Yew in English. At 4T-AMKY, Teachers and Students write about Japanese culture, food, history, many spots to visit, and other stuff. Enjoy reading and knowing about deeper Japanese culture!


Red berries (arils) of the Japanese Yew.


Red berries of the Japanese Yew.

While I was walking near my father’s house in Hakodate city, Hokkaido in early October, I saw the pretty red berries of the Japanese Yew.

One of my good memories.

Those berries reminded me of the days I used to pick and eat them (except seeds) on my way home from elementary school.

Seeds are poisonous.

The red berries are edible and sweet. However, it wasn’t until I became an adult that I learned that the seeds are toxic and very poisonous. Please don’t eat them!

オンコの実

先日10月の始めに、父の家の近くを散歩していた時に、かわいらしい赤色のオンコの実に目が留まりました。

懐かしい思い出

小学1~2年生の頃、学校からの帰り道に、オンコの実(の果肉部分)を食べたのを思い出しました。

種は毒

果肉はほんのり甘いです。でも、大人になってから知りましたが、種には毒があるので食べてはいけません。

和名:イチイ、オンコ、アララギ。
英名:Japanese Yew
学名:Taxus cuspidata

Aki Sawaguchi.

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