The tensile deformation of lotus-type porous copper with cylindrical pores oriented in one direction was investigated. Deformation was occured homogeneously in the copper matrix for loadings parallel to the orientation direction of pores (pore direction), while deformation was localized in the matrix around pores for loadings perpendicular to the pore direction. In the case of parallel loading the decrease in cross section of tensile specimen was smaller than that of nonporous copper, because of the constant-volume law (i.e. incompressibility condition) for deformation was not applicable to the deformation of pores. In the case of perpendicular loading, the deformed regions were disconnected and constant-volume law holds only in the matrix around the pores, and thus, the cross section hardly decreases during the tensile deformation.