"Katamen-jiso" (Perilla frutescens var. acuta f. viridis) belongs to Lamiaceae (the Mint family). It is an annual herb that is native to China and around the Himalaya. This herb was introduced into Japan in Johmon Era (about 13,000 years ago). The cultivars are roughly classified into "Ao-jiso" (green perilla) and "Aka-jiso" (red perilla), it is a hybrid "Katamen-jiso" (one side red colored perilla). The surface of the leaf is green, the veins are red, and the back of the leaf is purplish red. The stem has 4 ridges and is 50-70 cm high. It is short-day and has pale purple to white flowers in the spikes on the shoot apex and axils. t has a unique scent derived from perillaldehyde and is used for pickled plums, pickled ginger, and perilla rolls.