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.
Japanese ‘green’ shops are often so beautiful and cute:
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.
I just want to smell this fragrance for a few minutes and dream about all the memories and beautiful promises still to come.
How cool is this tropical garden in front of a restaurant? (Love the windows)
What about wondering around these tiny gardens with mouse shoes on (this small creature likes gardens too)?
thanks for the beautiful pictures, the tiny gardens speak of great kindness!
Thank you very much Paulina! I appreciate your comment a lot. Did you travel through Japan?