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Trackside Asagao Space
Trackside Asagao Space
Trackside Asagao Space
Trackside Asagao Space
Trackside Asagao Space
Trackside Asagao Space
Trackside Asagao Space
Trackside Asagao Space

Along the narrow no-man’s-land between the railway track fencing and the road there is just enough space for residents of the house that lies directly opposite to create an asagao (morning glory) garden.

Constructed of plastic/metal gardening rods, bamboo and plastic twine this simple 3m x 1.5m (approx.) construction provides the right amount of support for the plants to climb and bloom. I like that the seed packet has been left at the base of the plant to let pedestrians know what is growing (or maybe it is a reminder to the gardener).

This is a great example of the affordable, productive, and enjoyable appropriation of unused/unusable space that is characteristic of Tokyo DIY gardening.

Materials: Plastic Rods, Bamboo, Plastic Twine
Location: Akishima, Tokyo


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