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Tokyo DIY Gardening Hands-on gardening for a crowded city

Takeaway Gardenias

Local pachinko parlor auxiliary unit TUC Shop (TUCショップ) – a changer of pachinko prizes into cash (as gambling for money is generally illegal in most parts of Japan – offers common gardenias (kuchinashi in Japanese) to regulars and neighbours… perhaps as a ‘thank you’ perhaps as enticement, possibly as appeasement or weird CSR project.

The sign says “Anyone who wants a flower, just ask at the counter – no worries!”

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