Always have succulents by your side

With the succulent plant boom, many people may have suddenly become familiar with succulents. But because they're so easy to get hold of, there seems to be an increasing number of cases of them dying easily. Before you decide that you want to display them in your room because they look cool or you like them, here's what you need to know.

Plants are not just interior decorations, they are living things just like us humans. Most succulents cannot grow indoors, so it is impossible to grow a cactus on your living room table or office desk, for example. Succulents are native plants that have evolved over tens of thousands of years to become highly adapted to the environment in which they live, such as the Americas, where there is little rain and direct sunlight. Even though plants can adapt to their environment to some extent, unfortunately, in the indoor environment of Japan, they cannot live for a long time in a healthy manner and are destined to die out eventually.

Plants are not consumable items, they are a component of the biological world just like us humans. I hope that we can live together with them with a full understanding of their characteristics, just as we live with our families and animals.

To do so, the first step is to know

A scientific name is a name given to a species or classification of organism worldwide based on biological procedures. Just as the scientific name for humans is Homo sapiens, each succulent plant and flower has its own unique scientific name that is shared worldwide.

At Tanicushion® and Ohanacushion®, we make it a rule to include the unique scientific name, Japanese name, or variety name of the plant in order to help people understand exactly what it is that they are holding in their hands.

By knowing the scientific name, you can easily learn about the plant, from its native habitat to its history and how to grow it. Through Tanicushion®, we have designed this website so that people can become interested in real plants and gain knowledge about living with them. With love and the hope that many people will learn more and more about plants.

Keep succulents outdoors. Greening indoors with Tanicushion®

Rokkakukei LLC.promote indoor greening with Tanicushion®.

Plants have been a very special partner for human beings since time immemorial, and we have an inseparable bond with them. On this earth, people are kept alive by plants and are energized by them.

A relatively new concept is the biophilia theory proposed by Edward O. Wilson. It is a theory that describes our internal and physical tendency to be oriented toward life, that we distinguish between living and non-living things, and that we spontaneously take an interest in other living things. This tendency is rooted in our innate instinct, a love for living things and nature that is built into the process of natural selection and adaptation.

We humans have an instinctive desire to have living things nearby. It is a natural human desire to have our favorite plants as close to us as possible. However, no matter how close they are, it would be sad if plants that cannot adapt to human living space die. While solving this dilemma, we can think about plants. In addition to providing such an opportunity, even if it is only for a short time, people can forget about the stresses of everyday life and relax, smile, and grow kindness. We hypothesized that Tanicushion® would be a product that would play such a role. We are now entering the phase where we will test our hypothesis.

Collection of native plants that I love and have encountered in my travels.

Tanicushion® items are cushions made from plants that Plant Director Kamada, the creator and plant enthusiast, carefully cultivates, as well as plants that he encountered on his travels that live robustly in their natural habitats.

Although there are many forms of succulent plants that are exciting to look at, it has also been proven that the mysterious patterns of plants created by nature also have a healing effect on people (e.g. fractal structure). In other words, just by gazing at plants, people can be healed visually as well. In addition, the plants in their native habitats are not only neat and tidy, but you can also feel the energy of plants living in the wild.


Mikiko Kamada

Mikiko Kamada (CEO/Plants Director)

She completed the Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University. Her major is molecular plant breeding.

After graduating from the graduate school, she was involved in product planning and development at a vegetable seed manufacturer, and later learned about indoor greenery and green decoration, and became independent as a plant director. While making the most of her academic background, she develops a "fun" world view of plants from a feminine perspective.