Semi-wild, semi-cultivated space in Yoyogi

I noticed this interesting semi-wild, semi-cultivated space alongside a busy Yoyogi road and in between two train tracks, an elevated overpass, and a convenience store. It shows you what minimal effort and Tokyo’s abundant rain can do to create a space that is lush and full of summer flowers. I like the mix of wildness and anonymous stewardship. The results are such a contrast with poorly organized city efforts like this Shibuya Greening Project, documented by Chris on Tokyo DIY Gardening, which seem doomed to rapid failure.

3 comments

  1. I always like when riding on the train you can see so many examples of this kind of guerrilla gardening. I think here in tokyo the train made very easy for all of this little patches of terrain to be available, I wish other cities would try something similar, but i guess it depends on the culture.

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