Trees support a bamboo pole based washing line construction in Tokyo’s Tachikawa suburbs. I love the way the structure blends in with the surroundings – its temporary form touching lightly on the landscape.
A flexible, elegant and economical solution to a very domestic need.
Materials: Bamboo, Twine
Location: Tachikawa, Tokyo
Along the narrow no-man’s-land between the railway track fencing and the road there is just enough space for residents of the house that lies directly opposite to create an asagao (morning glory) garden.
Constructed of plastic/metal gardening rods, bamboo and plastic twine this simple 3m x 1.5m (approx.) construction provides the right amount of support for the plants to climb and bloom. I like that the seed packet has been left at the base of the plant to let pedestrians know what is growing (or maybe it is a reminder to the gardener).
This is a great example of the affordable, productive, and enjoyable appropriation of unused/unusable space that is characteristic of Tokyo DIY gardening.
Materials: Plastic Stake, Bamboo, Plastic Twine
Location: Akishima, Tokyo
(Originally posted on Tokyo-DIY-Gardening)
A creeper is trained up, out to, and along a tree with bamboo rods and string.
Materials: Bamboo Rod, String
Location: Mitaka, Tokyo