Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 7) – It’s Rubbish!


With less than a week remaining until the opening celebrations, Tokyo Sky Tree’s surroundings are now open for public access. New bus stops are open, pedestrian paths are all freshly and clearly marked, information boards and signs are plentiful, plants are in place, bridges have opened over the canal, the fountains are spraying and beautifully lit at night, shops are almost ready for opening.

It seems that nothing has been overlooked – so much so that even the rubbish bins are special!

Artists have been commissioned to produce an imaginative variety of artworks made completely from garbage materials – plastic bottles, cans and unrecyclable non-burnable garbage.



The artworks are located at 7 different points dotted around the perimeter of the canal’s pedestrian paths, complete with artist profiles, maps and informative explanations of recycling processes.

It’s rubbish and it’s very, very cool.

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And here are close-ups of the information panels, all of which feature the legendary Sakana-kun, despite having nothing to do with fish: (click images to enlarge)

                  


links and further information

Here’s the official Tokyo Sky Tree homepage.


Read other Tokyo Sky Tree reports on JapanGasm here:

Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 1) – Progress

Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 2) – The Site

Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 3) – The Rising Presence

Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 4) – Merchandise, Merchandise, Merchandise!

Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 5) – Countdown to Opening!

Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 6) – Lights On!

Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 7) – It’s Rubbish!

~ by JapanGasm on 16 May, 2012.

3 Responses to “Tokyo Sky Tree: a Definitive Guide (part 7) – It’s Rubbish!”

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