Shinjuku Gardens

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Shinjuku Gardens contrasts the crowded streets surrounding Shinjuku Station in Tokyo with the quiet nurturing of greenery in a residential enclave tucked next to it up against the walls of the botanical gardens of Shinjuku Gyoen.

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Fifth in the Urban Drift series of small books on cities, Shinjuku Gardens explores a small residential area of Tokyo. A first impression of Tokyo is its size – the number of people at the crossings, the train lines, the signs, the lights at night. This is a stereotype one has learned to expect and it does exist. But then one walks through a section of streets with homes, not old, but human-scale, almost a village. And there are plants everywhere. Hidden between Shibuya and the Shinjuku Botanical Garden one finds such a neighbourhood of small residences. Here one observes the resilience of humanity’s rootedness in nature as residents nurture flowers and trees in tiny gardens, even if it is only a few pots tucked up against a concrete wall.

ISBN 978-0-9810144-6-3
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Formats
Soft Cover
Number of Pages
152
Number of Images
124
Printing Medium
Digital Offest
Dimensions
6.75 x 6.75 in. (172 x 172 mm)
Year
2018

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