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
A medium size potted bamboo plant is secured to a breeze block and signpost with a long length of plastic twine (one key item in the urban gardener’s arsenal).
What is the function of this construction? Is it a security device – being of just enough nuisance to discourage late-night strollers from lightheartedly taking it home (It is easy pickings for any determined thief)?. Is it a stabilizing defense against high-winds? Or, does it simply prevent the pot from falling/being bumped over in its precarious position?
(First published on Tokyo DIY Gardening)