Iki is a very rural town with many rural-esque commodities: rice, fresh-grown vegetables and fruit, great fish, fantastic meat, and this lovely plant: tobacco. I drive by this field a lot because it’s next to one of the three grocery stores on the island (the one with the best selection of foreign food). I was pretty sure it was tobacco before I took this picture, but having never seen it in plant-form before, I wasn’t certain. Thus, when my tire decided it was time to give up hope and go flat, I asked someone at the car repair shop. The conversation went like this:
Me: What is that?
Me: Uh… [I don’t know the word for plant.] All that green… stuff.
Mechanic: Oh. That’s tobacco.
Me: I KNEW IT!
😀 Yay Iki, contributing to lung cancer one leaf at a time. Wooooooo…