A lovely twist to the usually forboding and odorous gaping deadspace.
Decorating a smoking/drink machine ‘rest spot’.
Hand drawn modifications to a public park map detail suggested exit routes.
This well tended local neighbourhood park garden is actually a quiet memorial to a deceased spouse.
It’s interesting to see a material that usually acts as a pest deterrent incorporated into the construction of the garden.
Affixing small hangers and substantial brackets to increase the plant population.
A great use of dead space, allowing people in a crowded neighborhood to have outdoor plants.
Decorative charm and creative practical application.
Fine-grained care and human(e) attachment
Informal boundary in sticks and string.
Care and attachment in a desolate landscape.
The honesty and community of Tokyo’s walkable suburbs.
Gardening by a green road.
Variety of plants and impeccable maintenance
Shade, food, community.
Dead space becomes a place of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Plants can play many roles in neighbourhood life.
Passage territories are invitations to garden.
Free food every where, in Tokyo
A bit of greenification helps keep this inner-city commerce spot free of parked bicycles.
Another example of the hand made aspects of Japanese mass-made toilets.
How cool that the students are offering the station something alive.
Planters in planters.
What surprises me still are Tokyo residents’ ingenuity and passion for cultivating plants and community in a crowded, over-built city…..
High-priced residence, luxury car, beautiful flower, and humble maintenence method.
Public planter asks passers-by for a bit of water.
Flexible nature watching timetable in government park.
Japan has a famous set of seven fall flowers
in between two train tracks, an elevated overpass, and a convenience store . . .
What happens when disembodied forces try to impose beauty on the city…
The flowers vary in color, and the students track the progress in notebooks. Looks like fun.