With the Japanese capital not exactly blessed with a glut of greenery or gardens, those with a penchant for planting things often have to go about their business as best as they can.
Plus, as the city’s population continues to rise — which at present it is doing at a faster pace than once foreseen — farmers tilling away in western Tokyo may well become just as unfamiliar, with cultivation giving way to accommodation.
Along with those doing the digging slowly dying off.
I love these posts!
This is the part about Japan I love the most, not the bright lights in Tokyo (although those are pretty cool too), but the ordinary people doing ordinary things. It reminds me of my grandparent’s house in Europe.
i’ve heard that the government give some extra privilege to farmer? is that correct?
Sorry, can’t give you an answer on that one MisterPopo, although of late, many super markets have started selling a lot more locally grown vegetables. Although that’s probably an ‘eco’ move more than anything else.
And glad you like such pics Aneta. I do enjoy taking more ‘regular life’ pictures as it’s not a side of Japan that gets seen too often.
Another great post, that top picture rings a bell though Lee, have you taken anything like it before?
Yeah, you’ve rumbled me Jonathan, I’ve used that photo once before. I wanted to use more than one picture and that was the only other ‘farming’ one I had. Well, the only one that was half decent…
That was a great post though if I remember correctly, didn’t you mention about the likes of farming in a metropolis?
This was the post Jonathan: Tranquil time out #28.
Not all that interesting I’m afraid. Pretty much just the picture really!
Ahh cool Lee thanks! I think my favourite Tranquil time out is this one
Tranquil time out#24
Just a pity that one was taken with a compact. Still, I do quite like it myself. Thankfully I’m a lot more proficient these days, and don’t spend so much time on my backside, so there probably won’t be any more along those lines!