Park bench constructed from household seating and plastic twine.
See “Bus stop chairs are gifted, unmatched, and spontaneous” for an insightful take on the subject (on Tokyo Green Space).
Materials: Plastic Twine
Location: Akishima, Tokyo
Lack of public seating in Tokyo necessitates improvisation for a morning smoke, drink and relax after the tiring commute. Perhaps this deficiency in urban furniture is actually a blessing, allowing for more flexible and frequent seating opportunities. Less predefinition can equal greater malleability.
Materials: Metal Railing
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
Concrete blocks topped with wooden boards form robust public benches (created by station staff) in Nogizaka station.
Thanks to @remmid for the tip and photo.
Materials: Concrete Block, Wood
Location: Nogizaka Station, Tokyo
Thanks to Tokyo design researcher Jan Lindenberg for this great find: Unusable public seating repurposed as rock garden at Mt. Takao, West Tokyo.
Materials: Public Bench
Location: Mt. Takao, Tokyo