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.
In the world’s largest mega-city, even a crack in the sidewalk can be a place to grow a flower.
Variety of plants and impeccable maintenance
Shade, food, community.
“…imprecise, unrepeatable, imperfect and continuous…”
in full bloom and towering over the pedestrians
There is something comforting to feel wildness in the center of the city
I love how seasonal and impromptu this vegetable gardening is. A city that’s safe for vegetables and plants is one that also welcomes people.
I love the small strips of green space between the sidewalk and the street.
There seems something almost poetic about the juxtaposition of office worker, flower and soil.
Much of the daily fabric of urban life, instead, feels like this photo: a bunch of stuff bolted on to other stuff
this collection of bonsais sits on recycled containers
Most people would think there’s no room for a garden
This plant sales person has staked out valuable real estate
A simple bowl with plants can really add visual impact to a central city sidewalk.
sidewalk awning with minimal space and maintenance, impacts thousands coming to ward office
The planting is amazingly thick, creating a green wall between the sidewalk and the large boulevard. . .
Ripe cherry tomatoes growing safely on the sidewalk, within arms reach of the laundry hanging to dry
Old Tokyo neighborhoods like Zoushigaya are full of plant lovers who manage to create gardens where there is almost no space…..