I wish that governments and residents would begin to de-pave Tokyo, and it’s great to see that domestic plants are not waiting for us to act.
Tethered giants in Shibuya backstreet.
City infrastructure fosters independent green.
A perfect complement to hyper-real neon surroundings appears with no human planning
Keep your eye on the cracks
Gardening for soil-less environs
Untended bicycle parking bay results in lush unintentional green roof.
There is something comforting to feel wildness in the center of the city
I love the small strips of green space between the sidewalk and the street.
How did it get there? How does it survive the city’s relentless drive to bury every grain of soil?
Which came first?
Tokyo’s ample rainfall allows plants to thrive in the most unlikely places.
They are extremely hardy, and pop up everywhere in the fall on green stalks with no leaves.
There is something beautiful to glimpse this inefficient use of space and so much lush greenery in the midst of a dense city
I wasn’t sure if it was an intentional plant
A mix of respect for plant life and hassle involved with disposing of plant cuttings?
Unusable public seating repurposed as rock garden at Mt. Takao, West Tokyo.
The role of built environmental artifacts/components will increasingly be that of trellis.
Japan has a famous set of seven fall flowers
in between two train tracks, an elevated overpass, and a convenience store . . .
“Funny mix of green and mechanical design. Jingumae, Tokyo”
A monster agave americana displays the resilience and majesty of plants in the face of overwhelming concrete.
The elderly man taking a morning stroll in his pajamas stopped to share his amazement and pleasure at the sight.
Another example of the resilient, resourceful ways that plants continue to confound our built environment.
Renegade citrus in Zoushigaya.
Even mundane structures come alive when we let nature colonize our habitat.