Autumn (Tokyo Studio)

Shuubun: Thunder pipes down/ persimmons ripen (2 of 5)

September 26th, 2008

Shuubun 2 of 15Walking around the suburbs of Tokyo, it is common to find proud gardens extending into the public footpaths. Bushes, flowers, and pot plants line the kurb between the road and the path. In Shimo-ochiai (across the Kandagawa from Takadanobaba), a vegetable gardening project is taking root along the footpath of a busy road. We can spot lettuces and bak-choi just a little bigger than the seedling stage. More soil is ploughed for the next lot of planting.

2 Responses to “Shuubun: Thunder pipes down/ persimmons ripen (2 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas
    September 28th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    really? next to a busy road? and they eat those lettuces?

  2. 2 jolaw
    September 28th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Yes, a busy road. I don’t think the lettuces and greens have been eaten yet – they are still pretty small. There is a bit of a bug-control problem though (so they are eaten at least by bugs).

    To the left of the photo is a park/ sports stadium and on the right across the road are some apartments. People sometimes extend their garden right to the kurb (leaving some space fo the pedestrians, of course), but since there is no one living on that side of the road – who is growing those lettuces and bak-choy?