Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I was riding my bike last week when I rode past a large temple complex in the middle of urban Tokyo, this happens quite often. I decided to lock up my bike on the side of the road and explore a bit. The temple was only a few minutes ride from my apartment. It had an amazing garden, with everything in it made entirely out of bamboo and maybe a bit of string, it seems. Bamboo is ubiquitous in Japan, it can do everything. It's extremely abundant, and it is untreated- it can be disassembled at the end of its usefulness and disposed of painlessly, and replaced equally as easily. It is flexible yet strong, and obviously locally grown. Pretty inspiring!

 Support for growing tree!

Well cover!


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