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Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

Crow TeruTeruBozu Scarecrow
Crow TeruTeruBozu Scarecrow
Crow TeruTeruBozu Scarecrow
Crow TeruTeruBozu Scarecrow
Crow TeruTeruBozu Scarecrow

The caretaker of this residential vegetable patch in Tachikawa (West Tokyo) has fashioned a crow scarecrow out of plastic rubbish bags. Its form is similar to the TeruTeruBozu, a traditional doll made of paper which is supposed to bring good weather – this black one takes on a sinister air which startled both me and my son. The gardener laughed at the comparison, regretting her ‘poor scarecrow making skills’ and reassured us of its non-voodoo intentions.

Materials: Plastic Rubbish Bags
Location: Tachikawa, Tokyo


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