Where is their oxygen coming from?
If I am to believe a study (circa 2000) from the local authorities, Tokyo counts 5 to 6 times less green space than cities such as New York.
This is one of the facts that Guerilla Flowerpots in Tokyo’s Public Spaces (PingMag) highlights.
Some residents and shopkeepers have taken it upon themselves to adorn the sidewalks with flowers, vines in some instances or mini vertical gardens.
In the fake green department, street lamps pretend to be trees at least their posts do, impersonating tree trunks.
In an effort to keep a connection with nature, public transit plays recordings of birds.
I chose the PingMag picture of this roadside garden in the Tawaramachi neighborhood as an illustration for its wildness.
Breathing through Tokyo Thursdays # 22
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