Seijyun Nishihata is a plant hunter. He travels around Japan and the world collecting exotic, magical plants. That doesn’t sound like a real job but actually it very much is. In fact, Seijyun comes from a long line of ancestors who were in the same field. Seijun is the fifth generation owner of Hanau, a wholesale floral product distributor that dates back almost 150 years. The company cultivates thousands of plant species that Seijun has collected.
As part of a new exhibition at the Pola Museum Annex, roughly 50 of Seijyun’s most odd and exotic plants will be on display. Discover the dangerous Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), the stinky Elephant Foot Yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius), and the Nepenthes truncate, a plant known to occasionally catch and digest small mammals like mice.
The show is up from July 3 to August 16, 2015.