21-leaf clover

Shigeo Obara, a Japanese farmer found a clover with 21 leafs last week in his garden. It’s a new Guinness record, it beats his own previous record that was set in 2002 when he found a 18-leaf clover. Obara has been more than 50 years researching and crossbreeding clovers in his garden; his hobby started when he found 4-leaf clovers near his home in 1951. His objective is to create a clover with 30 leafs! He seems confident about his objective, and predicts that he will find it during the next years.


In Europe a 4-leaf clovers symbolize lucky but in Japan they symbolize happiness, 5-leaf clovers symbolize wealth and 6-leaf clovers are fame.

Sources: Yomiuri , Pinktentacle

  • gb

    June 9, 2008 at 10:54 am

    do you know why he wants to create a 30 leaf clover? does it symbolize something? 50 years focusing on the clover is just amazing. at least he is diligent with his hobby.

  • elizabeth woods

    March 17, 2010 at 3:15 am

    he lives in Nagasaki suburbs, yes?

  • Ivy C.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    thats amazing!
    i wonder if you can just condense 10 pounds of nutrient rich top soil and add it to a pot then plant the clover. it would be pretty mutated!

  • Cocoagirl

    August 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! I have a huge collection of 4, 5, and 6-leaf clovers. But I’ve never seen anything like this!