A small sample of detail images from the Tokyo map created during last August’s Tokyo-DIY-Gardening workshop at 3331 Arts Chiyoda [Workshop Review Link]
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List of Details
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Creation in North-West Tokyo
A strange and unexplained addition to the environment of North-West Tokyo.
Tamako (Lake Tama)
A man-made lake
in the suburbs of West Tokyo (Higashiyamato), near the border with Saitama. A cycling track
which starts in Nishi-Tokyo City runs around the lake. Also home to a number of haikyo (ruins)
Someone took my black and white image of a run-down industrial storage/parking area and turned it into a green paradise complete with roof-top dancing near Lake Tama in Higashiyamato.
North Mid-West Tokyo Overview
Aerial view of West Tokyo, just above the Tamagawa-Josui
which flows 43km from Hamura (far Western Tokyo) through to Shinjuku. The broad stroke of green is an imagining of the road commonly called Yamate-Dori
Alteration to Existing
Tunnel of Trees
A wild place to put away your cellphone and enjoy nature. A 50m long almost deserted ‘tunnel’ of wild trees and lots of worms!
Contributed by: Aoyama.
A cute little boat heading downstream along the Tamagawa-josui
towards Tokyo. Unfortunately this must be a dream, or from the distant past. Now the canal is inaccessible except at predetermined points. It is, however, a lovely shaded walk.
District of Constructive Nostaligia
“A zone liberated from invasion by nature, in which nostalgic dreams of 20th Century utopias can still be indulged.”
Contributed By: Julian Worrall
District of Constructive Nostaligia Detail
Unrepentant constructivists, retired or unemployed architects, aging skateboarders, urban traceurs and dancers.
Gokokuji Hill (Near St. Mary’s Cathedral
In both older individual residences and newer large-scale apartment complexes in Sumida
wards green constructions are thick on the ground, and up the walls
Almost 60km to the East of Tokyo station lies its main airport – Narita International Airport
. Far out in the countryside, the airport is surrounded by small and large-scale agriculture.
View over the city from Tachikawa
A view over the city from a vantage point in Tachikawa
, West Tokyo.
An illustration of the gardens that grow out near Kunitachi
, along the JR Chuo-Line which runs East-West through Tokyo.
Generalization of Reality
View through to Shinjuku
Central Tokyo Slash and Burn
Imperial Palace Overview
Kunitachi Daigaku Dori
Inokashira Koen Detail
Shinjuku Aerial View
Midosha (Green Cars)
Vehicles sprout plants to prevent overheating and frustration on hot days and in long Shuto Expressway
Aerial view of the shitamachi
area. In the middle of the picture a train line encased in informal creeping gardens [like this
] is depicted.
Mama no Wakimizu
A black and white photo of Shibuya’s Miyamasuzaka
has its green canopy rendered in coloured pencil.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if the area around Shibuya station
sprouted a bit more green? (Would this result in more, or less cat sized rats?)
More wind! Everywhere!
Status: Wished for
Two Houses (Detail)
Two simple, traditional Japanese residences.
More green around my office near the port please, says Kyomi.
Interesting to see the candy colours of Tokyo Disneyland
popping up amongst the green and grey of Tokyo.
View over the city from Disneyland
Looking over the city from a vantage point in Chiba
Tonight, it’s Curry
After a hard day working or playing, curry-rice
always hits the spot!
Once a week
South Mid-West Tokyo Aerial View
Too Many Crows!
Flower Farm in Shibuya
Eri Umeno reckons that it’s time to build a flower farm for all the people in Shibuya
Lower Yamanote Overview
Representation of the area around the Southern half of the Yamanote Line
Biru no Mori (Forest of Buildings)
A forest constructed of buildings is proposed for Odaiba
by Miju – because “there’s no land”.
Sea Forest in Tokyo Bay
This little shrub popped up in the workshop out of nowhere….now resident in my living room.
Status: Awaiting a better home
Midori no Kaidan (Green Stairs)
Neha and Eri plan a lovely staircase of flowers and other plants to brighten up the ups and downs of those that use it.
Emma Ota (thanks!
), Jared Braiterman, Chris Berthelsen
Tokyo-DIY-Gardening Workshop Participants