Jam, Cake, Smoothies, Snacking
Mulberry season in Tokyo’s western suburbs!
Japanese version of text for Italian Collabora LIMNO
Diverse use of family land/carpark.
“Understanding fruit layers can help make urban life more social, resilient and delicious”
Fine-grained care and human(e) attachment
Feasting on foraged Tokyo treats!
Autumn treats, taught by a tantric yogi
DRM-infused code candies. Rich subterranean soils.
Delicious City-Infused Bread
Upper class implants
Delicious pickled, marmaladed, or squashed up in the mouth…..
A temporary patch of life on a shallow, gravel parking lot.
Shade, food, community.
Recycled and simple materials, like plastic sacks as container pots
Keep your eye on the cracks
Edible adaption and adoption.
A host of edibles in a junk inscribed plot.
It’s great to see such huge trees full of orange fruit and accessible from the street.
Free food every where, in Tokyo
Dead space unsuable for parking or commerce.
Metal window ledge provides ample space for both storing cabbages and drying shoes.
TeruTeruBozu type crow scarecrow construction in rubbish bags.
“…perhaps disregard for existing structures is a better description, as the rods pierce the old corrugated plastic awning to stabilize the structure”
A love affair with dirt knows no bounds, rules, and follows a logic of its own. Right on, I say!
Downtown eggplants next to NADiff gallery in Ebisu
A few bricks in the right place can help turn dead into living + edible space.
While the resultant rice will probably not be enough for a meal, this experiment adds a different element to the usual curbside vege-garden fare.
I love how seasonal and impromptu this vegetable gardening is. A city that’s safe for vegetables and plants is one that also welcomes people.
A little support for a little melon.
‘Web’-type tomato garden in apartment complex dead space.
Growing your own. Tokyo Style.
“when I thin them out, I can eat the sprouts”
“Konegi in my kitchen loves the sunshine today.”
So many city dwellers think they have no space to grow anything. Recently I posted photos of a persimmon tree near my apartment that is three stories tall and full of fruit. I went back to take a shot of its trunk. Actually, it turns out that there are two trees growing in a space [...]
. . . the Kanda River viewed from Nakano Fujimichio, with an orange tree in the foreground and the skyscrapers of Nishi Shinjuku in the background
Recently, I have noticed oranges, persimmons, and even pomegranate growing in my neighbors’ tiny gardens and balconies
It’s great to see people make use of work time and space for some vegetable gardening.
I’ve always dreamed of growing my own pineapples – and so when I saw a plant for sale at our local plant shop I just had to buy it…..
A row of tomato vines protected from the harsh Tokyo summer with a whole lot of umbrellas.
Great article on urban farming in Tokyo by Dr. Jintana Kawasaki
Amazing first-time goya curtain
What’s growing in your neighborhood?
A simple way to store an onion and potato harvest.
Japan has a famous set of seven fall flowers
A baby bitter melon in the rain, with its flower still attached
It’s amazing what you can fit in a sunny narrow space.
I am surprised at the success of this vertical, balcony watermelon
“Cleaning goya seeds is a pain….so let the ants take care of them!”
Bitter melon growing in plastic buckets with an elaborate plastic twine trellis supported by a tree branch
Cucumbers grow incredibly fast
Curbside as home for hot chili garden.
I wonder how the neighbor cooked them.
I am sure that tending rice in the city makes residents appreciate eating rice even more
It covers the window, and dwarfs in size the adjacent vending machine
Ripe cherry tomatoes growing safely on the sidewalk, within arms reach of the laundry hanging to dry
Healthy goya and tomato green curtain, with an interesting attachment.
I kept hoping that they would get a bit bigger, but finally I decided to harvest them.
Grapes are a feature fruit in Tokyo, from the inner-city to the outer suburbs.
My watermelon plant has produced an enormous amount of growth in just two months on the balcony…….
All the classic elements: use of public space in unexpected way, display of citizens’ care and skills, recycling of simple materials…..
Renegade citrus in Zoushigaya.