COMMUNITY and PRIVATE GARDENS, Japan

Group, family, private and community gardens can be found everywhere in Japan. Having to feed some 124 million people from a land where about 75% is unsuitable for agriculture (mainly because it’s mountainous areas) is a formidable challenge for this country. No wonder why the Japanese people are growing food, whether rice or veggies or tea or fruit, or just flowers, in places that westerners would simply leave as vacant lots or fields, for example along rivers, roads or railway tracks. The following photos illustrate the ingeniousness of the Japanese in using those spaces.

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PRIVATE GARDENS IN YARDS

GROUP OR FAMILY OR COMMUNITY GARDENS

ALONG THE STREETS, ROADS AND RAILWAY ROADS

MARKETS

 

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