Shiatsu Kush Strain

Shiatsu Kush is a balanced hybrid with the unknown genetics that is known for being one of the top 10 strains of the 2012 High Times awards.

This bed is aromatic and tasty, and it’s effects are highly euphoric, mood improving and supremely stress relieving, without fail.

Shiatsu Kush is a Japanese strain that hails from the island of Amami Oshima, where it was brought over to us by BC Bud Depot.

This strain was created in the underground cannabis scene of Japan, and is known for its therapeutic effects on both the mind and the body, similar to that of a shiatsu massage.

The strain’s exact parentage and genetics are unknown, but we do know that it is a powerful healer and contains medium to high THC levels.

Shiatsu Kush’s aroma alone is invigorating and inviting, containing traces of vanilla, Cedar and other earthy and woody undertones.

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Shiatsu Kush weed strain attributes:
EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
happy – 7
sleepy – 4
euphoric – 4
hungry – 3
dry eyes – 1
dizzy – 1
paranoid – 1
anxious – 1
FRAGRANCEearthy, pine, sweet, vanilla, woody
FLAVORSsweet, tropical, mango, berry, honey, nutty, pine, woody
MEDICALstress – 10
pain – 8
eye pressure – 7
depression – 6
insomnia – 6
CBD %1%
INDICA / SATIVA %50% / 50%
OUTDOOR YIELD13oz/ plant
CLIMATEdry and sunny mediterranean climate
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Shiatsu Kush is quite balanced as a hybrid, yet its effects display a full on relaxing personality.

This bud is relaxing from head to toe, and can be enjoyed as a day-ender of a smoking experience, but also on those days when you can choose your pace and go with the flow.

This plant induces much happiness and good vibrations, causing you to feel happier and more optimistic as you go on with your day.

Shiatsu Kush as much like the ultimate mind and body massage, taking care of your well-being both on the inside as well as on the outside.

Shiatsu Kush Effects

Shiatsu Kush can make you sleepy over time, so if you have things to do it is best to stick to a normal dosage.

The screen will make you feel very euphoric and elated, and this can last you for its entire high. You are also likely to feel quite hungry and cream for the munchies, increasing your appetite.


Shiatsu Kush is super appetizing, and it starts with it’s a Rama. This strain smells earthy and like sweet pine, playing to your senses.

It contains a strong vanilla and woody smell that will fill the room with its goodness, making you crave for more.


Shiatsu Kush a special due to its flavor as well, as it contains a unique combination of the best you could possibly get.

On the inhale you will tasty a sweet and tropical flavor that will remind you of mangoes, turning nutty in your mouth.

On the exhale you will notice a berry and honey undertone, combined with a pine and woody aftertaste.

Adverse Reaction

Shiatsu Kush is delightful also because its side effects are very minimal, unlike with the other balanced hybrids with the same kind of THC levels.

This strain is most likely to make you feel dehydrated and thirsty, as your mouth will end up feeling dry and parched.

Shiatsu Kush Adverse Reaction

Other adverse reactions when smoking this strain may include a slight feeling of dizziness that can possibly occur with the mild bout of paranoia.

Your eyes are likely to feel dry, and you may even end up feeling slightly anxious towards the end of your high, although this rarely persists.


Shiatsu Kush is a very useful medical strain that is lauded within the medical cannabis circles and praised for its many healing abilities.

This train is very useful in treating chronic stress, as it leaves your body no chance to feel anything other than relaxed and soothed.

We don’t currently sell Shiatsu Kush seeds. Check out other hybrid seeds in our marijuana seed bank.

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may benefit from the regular use of this strain.

This hybrid is a powerful painkiller and can reduce symptoms for condition such as back aches, joint pains, migraines as well as the conditions relating to inflammations and flare ups.

Shiatsu Kush Medical

Shiatsu Kush is also effective in the treatment of eye pressure and glaucoma and can help reduce inflammation that may cause it.

If you suffer from depression or insomnia, this strain can help you feel more relaxed and less frazzled, allowing you to maintain a calm and clearheaded state.

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Shiatsu Kush is easy to grow and prefers a dry and sunny Mediterranean climate for it to flower in.

The strain grows tall and can yield a generous harvest when it is kept happy and close to much light and warmth.

Flowering Time


Shiatsu Kush grown indoors can yield an estimated 11 ounces per square meter cultivated.

The screen should take around 8 to 9 weeks in order for it to finish flowering before it is ready for a harvest.


Shiatsu Kush when grown out doors can be expected to take up to the middle of October to finish flowering.

This hybrid can yield around 13 ounces per plant during harvest season.



FAQ About Shiatsu Kush Strain

What is the Shiatsu Kush strain yield?

Shiatsu Kush yields 11oz/ m2 indoors and 13oz/ plant outdoors.

How much THC does Shiatsu Kush have?

Around 18% THC.

What are the origins of the Shiatsu Kush strain?

Shiatsu Kush is a Japanese strain that comes from the island of Amami Oshima, and has an unknown genetic origin.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Shiatsu Kush? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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1 comments on “Shiatsu Kush Strain”

  1. Robert: Spot on review. Grew 3 females last year. We also noticed these plants enjoy being trained. The plant most trained yielded almost 25 ounces. My wife and i both have distinct pain issues, and this is an evening go to strain. we test everything we grow and make our own tinctures and edibles. This is a strain that relaxes your body. It’s a little floaty. Wonderful with a movie or music. And it is beautiful to grow. The terpine profile is rich. Lots of myrcene. During veg growth, the myrcene is pronounced enough to hint at basil. Beautiful plant. Also must add a very high rate of seed cracking. The seeds themselves were of excellent quality. Thanks for reviewing this strain. It has become a go to for pain, but it is a completely pleasant and balanced high.