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Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

Roof Tile Planter
Roof Tile Planter
Roof Tile Planter
Roof Tile Planter
Roof Tile Planter
Roof Tile Planter

This circular planter in front of an apartment complex is constructed of traditional Japanese roofing tiles.

Light on the ground and easily dismantled yet with more presence and permanence than the usual plastic planter box.

I love the reuse of traditional housing materials in the grounds of one of the symbols of Japanese homogenous mass-produced housing. I wonder if the tiles came from a house that originally occupied the land (and if the owner now resides in one of the apartments).

The mix of the communal apartments and the remnants of the independent house brings history and melancholy to my morning walk.

Location: Nagoya
Materials: Roof Tiles


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