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Striking Hanging Garden in Yanaka
Striking Hanging Garden in Yanaka
Striking Hanging Garden in Yanaka
Striking Hanging Garden in Yanaka
Striking Hanging Garden in Yanaka

High above a 2m wide Yanaka alley exists this striking hanging garden constructed out of a laundry pole frame (common on balconies all over Japan) turned upside-down and strapped to the railing, with a couple of planks of wood to rest the pots on. Pots are given an extra dose of security against earthquakes and high winds by being tied to the planks and the balcony.

The creator of this structure installed it as a way to create extra gardening space approximately six years ago and has had no problems or accidents. The unusual structural components were selected because “they were there” and expertly cobbled together with no reference to gardening magazines or DIY manuals.

Materials: Wooden Planks, Laundry Pole Frame, String, Wire
Location: Yanaka, Tokyo


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