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Pseudonym reading The broom of the monkey
Specified type Prefecture designation
Type Natural monuments and plants
Designated date March 23, 1976
Specified details
location Ichinoseki City Daitocho Sarusawa Character Izawada Minamisawa
owner Individual
Holding group
Management organization
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Kaya is a yew family of plants, which is edible, contains oil, has high nutritive value, and has long been used as a salvage plant in farmers' homes.
It is a temperate plant and can be found in relatively warm areas south of central Japan in the prefecture.
Sarusawa's Kaya Kaya is divided into 10 branches at about 2.5 m above the ground, forming a scaly shape.
Because of this, the upper side is thicker than the root, and it has a form of a rose.
It is a huge tree with a root stem circumference of about 6.6 m, a diameter of about 8.8 m, a branch covering of 23.5 m, and a height of about 20 m.
The trees are flourishing and produce a large amount of fruits every year.
The age is estimated to be about 600 years.