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Inviting Totoro to Tokyo

“Inviting Totoro to Tokyo disrupts conventional ideas about daily urban life and offers fresh inspiration for cities’ extraordinary possibilities. Habitat creation for a fictional character dissolves the borders between science and magic, city and country, pragmatism and aesthetics.

Tokyo presents the ultimate edge case: the world’s biggest city, poorly planned, fully built-out with insufficient open space, and increasing in population despite Japan’s rural population collapse.”

Check out Tokyo-DIY-Gardening co-instigator Jared Braiterman’s short essay “Inviting Totoro to Tokyo” in the special bio-diversity issue of the The Kyoto Journal – HERE


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