American Anthropologist profiles Tokyo Green Space

百年以上も発行されている人類学の学術誌「アメリカン・アンソロポロジスト」から「東京の小さな緑」についての記事が出ました。 「東京の小さな緑は新しい公共の人類学だ」という言葉をいただきました!

In the American Anthropologist, the one hundred plus year journal of academic anthropology, Professor Robert Rotenberg reviewed Tokyo Green Space as an example of public anthropology. The article came out last fall, but I only recently learned about it. I am very honored to be recognized, and hope that it leads to more discussion about the value of anthropology for public policy and new urbanism.

David Vine, Alaka Wali, and Melissa Checker, the Public Anthropology Review editors, introduce Professor Rotenberg’s review in their introduction:

Next, Robert Rotenberg discusses Jared Braiterman’s Tokyo Green Space blog on “microgardening.” The blog is documenting efforts to use gardening in the smallest and most unusual urban spaces—rooftops, walls, schools—“to support biodiversity in the world’s largest city” (this issue). Of particular interest to environmental and urban anthropologists, not to mention gardeners, Rotenberg’s review describes a blog that combines design anthropology, lush color photography, and the eye and imagination of the flaneur to explore a transforming Tokyo.

The citation is Rotenberg, Robert, Tokyo Green Space, American Anthropologist, volume 112, number 3, pp 463-464, September 2010. You can download a copy here.

2010 in review

今年もよろしくお願いします。下記は、このブログの2010年の統計です。今年ももっと日本語を書きたい。ブログにもつぶやき にも、日本語で喋ろう。

Thank you, readers, for your interest in Tokyo Green Space. I am always interested to know what you think about specific posts or the general direction of the blog. Here’s WordPress’ summary for 2010.

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 320 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 582 posts. There were 675 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 39mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was January 13th with 762 views. The most popular post that day was Vancouver’s Olympic vegetable gardens.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tokyo green space, 2010, bonsai, pygmy goats, and olympics 2010.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Vancouver’s Olympic vegetable gardens August 2009


About Tokyo Green Space May 2009


Bonsai Museum and Shibamata with Nodai July 2009


Inspiration August 2008


Links August 2008