Unique reuse of traditional materials.
This well tended local neighbourhood park garden is actually a quiet memorial to a deceased spouse.
Inventive and strongly practical use/reuse of a familiar and cheap mass-produced item.
Decorative charm and creative practical application.
Rainy ramble in far west Tokyo suburbs
Biophilic encounter on commuter train
Early 2003 example from Nagoya
Notes from memory-infused morning glories
Plastic twine = essential Tokyo gardening material.
The essence of Tokyo DIY gardening.
Recycled and simple materials, like plastic sacks as container pots
Plants can play many roles in neighbourhood life.
Although the trees are long dead, the wall reminds us of a garden once treasured.
Space efficient roadside planter fix.
Planters in planters.
Wire twisted into pot plant holders to decorate roadside residential fencing.
“No Pooing! No Peeing!” reads this scrawled message on a broken board.
Mature trees support their still-potted adolescent friend.
TeruTeruBozu type crow scarecrow construction in rubbish bags.
“It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing in this heat.”
High-priced residence, luxury car, beautiful flower, and humble maintenence method.
More tree gathering.
“Protected from would-be snatchers but all can enjoy”
Public planter asks passers-by for a bit of water.
Aesthetically pleasing and responsible.
Respect, privacy, decoration.
A row of tomato vines protected from the harsh Tokyo summer with a whole lot of umbrellas.
A mix of respect for plant life and hassle involved with disposing of plant cuttings?
A strongly practical, domestic garden safety solution.
Simple and effective hothouse solution in plastic.
Visibility and dryness = Keys to good garden storage
A simple, reversible and light-handed approach to guiding garden growth.
“Cleaning goya seeds is a pain….so let the ants take care of them!”
Frayed rope for security or stabilization?
What is the function of this construction? Security? Stabilization?