Children play camp – an upturned beer crate rocks, concrete and plants form a roaring campfire.
Materials: Beer Crate, Rocks, Concrete, Plants
Location: Tachikawa, Tokyo
It’s incredibly easy to hack your neighbourhood playground for competitive sports. Here, a rock and a set of swings are the required elements for the intensely competitive “Ishi-tori ge-mu” (Grab the Rock Game).
How to Play: Get a rock. Place it somewhere where you think your opponent can’t reach. When he picks it up, he does the same to you. Ad infinitum. Superb afternoon fun.
Q: What fun and camaraderie might result from creatively combining multiple mundane elements of city infrastructure?
The video after the photos shows two boys teaching their younger friend how to play. The other videos offer a brief glimpse of the game in action.
Materials: Stone, Swing
(Originally posted on Hand Made Play)
At night the climbing mound in the middle of the local playground is a spot for chatting, smoking, flirting, drinking……
Location: Minami-ku, Nagoya
When all the public seating the park is full-up, a swing makes a very suitable spot for a rest.
Location: Akishima, Tokyo
Flying fox in a playground casually fixed with duct tape.
Materials: Duct Tape
Location: Nagoya, Aichi