The Left-handed Japanese torreya (Torreya nucifera var. macrosperma) belongs to the Taxaceae (the Yew family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is a variety of Japanese torreya (Torreya nucifera var. macrosperma), distributed from south of Miyagi prefecture of Honshu to Shikoku and Kyushu. This variety has been found only in 4 places in Miyagi, Shiga, Mie and Hyogo prefecture. The difference from ordinary Japanese torreya is that the seeds are large, the vertical lines of 5 to 6 left turn towards the top from the base, and the inner seed coat also protrudes vertically and has grooves. The pictures are "Ohara's Left-handed Japanese torreya" in Shiroishi city, Miyagi prefecture. It was designated as a natural monument of the country in 1972.