We studied the plastic behavior of lotus-type porous iron with unidirectional long cylindrical pores. Lotus-type porous iron with different porosities was fabricated by the continuous zone melting method in a pressurized hydrogen and helium atmosphere. To calculate the stress-strain curves for lotus iron, we applied a modified Qiu-Weng's micromechanical mean-field theory that has recently been proposed by the present authors [J. Mater. Res., in press], and compared the results with those of compression tests. We experimentally found that the deformation resistance and work hardening rate depend on the sample porosity and loading direction. They decrease with an increase in porosity, and their values in the loading along the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of pores are smaller than those in the parallel-direction loading. Our micromechanical calculations reproduce well the stress-strain curves experimentally obtained and express the experimental trends successfully.