A Garden of Tiny Gardens!
Most residents of Tokyo live in flats and apartments (known respectively as apartments and mansions) and so have too little space to create their own garden.
Of course some people may put a couple of small plants in pots on their balcony but usually little more. Those fortunate enough to have a house often place racks and shelves of pots in front of their houses, literally on the street. Japan being as it is, none of this gets vandalised by passing pedestrians as it would in many other countries.
The other day while walking along a canal I came across an enterprising garden design – seventy tiny pots, each with its own little plant or two or three, ingeniously wedged and suspended between the railings of the fence.
Some regular flower pots, others improvised from cut-up PET bottles, they form a beautiful little installation – pretty to look at but safely tucked away and protected by the metal railings. Cool indeed!
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