The tiny gardens of Japan

by celeste 2 comments
The tiny gardens of Japan

Deze post heb ik geschreven tijdens mijn eerste kennismaking met Japan in 2014. Inmiddels is mijn website vernieuwd, maar het leek me leuk om mijn oude posts te bewaren en een kijkje te geven in de stappen die ik gezet heb. Vanuit een moeilijke tijd, een sprong in het diepe met angsten, nieuwe ontdekkingen en ervaringen, blijdschap, wederom afscheid, liefde, vriendschap, avontuur en creativiteit. Sorry, deze post is nog niet vertaald in het Nederlands.

The tiny gardens of Japan

While travelling through Japan, I’m thinking about the 127 million people, who mainly live in the coastal areas, which make Japan densely populated. Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area around the world, with over 30 million people. Japan is about 9 times bigger than my small country, The Netherlands, which is also densely populated with its 16 million people (wikipedia).

Imagining that, I am really happy to see many Japanese people like to grow some green into their living areas. Lots of violets I saw, a common flower in Holland. Japanese people are very creative when it comes to small spaces.

Tiny garden with its loving keeper

Tiny garden with its loving keeper

Tiny garden in Tokyo

Small garden in Suzaka

Tiny garden on a bicycle in Tokyo

Tiny garden on a bicycle in Tokyo

Japanese ‘green’ shops are often so beautiful and cute:

'Green' shop with tiny garden in Kyoto

‘Green’ shop with tiny garden in Kyoto

Flower shop in Tokyo

Flower shop in Tokyo

Iriomote island

Iriomote island

I have a fascination for forgotten and abandonned places. What could be the story behind this abandonned garden? It looks a little sad to me.

Forgotten garden in Suzaka

Forgotten garden in Suzaka

I just want to smell this fragrance for a few minutes and dream about all the memories and beautiful promises still to come.

Red, red rose

Red, red rose

How cool is this tropical garden in front of a restaurant? (Love the windows)

Tropical garden in front of a restaurant in Tokyo

Cafe Bibliotec Hello! in Kyoto

Ceramic fairy tale garden in pottery city Seto

Ceramic fairy tale garden in pottery city Seto

 

What about wondering around these tiny gardens with mouse shoes on (this small creature likes gardens too)?

Mouse shoes from Tokyo

Mouse shoes in Tokyo

 

 

 

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2 comments

Paulina 26/07/2014 - 19:51

thanks for the beautiful pictures, the tiny gardens speak of great kindness!

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Celeste Ortelee 26/07/2014 - 21:45

Thank you very much Paulina! I appreciate your comment a lot. Did you travel through Japan?

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