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Keep your city beautiful? How about keeping it delicious for a change!

Short examples from 'Keep your city delicious' (街をおいしく!)activities in Tokyo. By a-small-lab/Chris Berthelsen.

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  • 1. a-small-lab.comChris Berthelsenchris@a-small-lab.com 1
  • 2. Keep Your City Beautiful! 2
  • 3. Keep Your City Beautiful! 3
  • 4. Keep Your City Delicious! 4
  • 5. Keep Your City Delicious!How about keeping it delicious for a change?A few examples from Tokyo 5
  • 6. Title: Aoyama BreakfastTime: 7:30am~10:00am, Early Spring 6
  • 7. Title: Aoyama BreakfastTime: 7:30am~10:00am, Early Spring 7
  • 8. In a small run-down park not a minutes walk from thedeath-trap of Omotesando Hills. A small bearded manwaits. 8
  • 9. He has no political agenda, purely a love of earlymornings, hash browns, juice, chocolate and strongcoffee...combined with a dire financial situation. 9
  • 10. Contrast the leisurely urban interior 10
  • 11. Contrast the leisurely urban interior............................... 11
  • 12. with the psychological rigor that the commerical crustdemands...........anyway, back to the breakfast. 12
  • 13. butter, chocolate, juice, etc gas burner grated potato coffee, cups, stovetop espresso flour makerNecessary bits and pieces 13
  • 14. 14
  • 15. COOK!(Hash browns recipes here) 15
  • 16. COOK! & CRISP!(Hash browns recipes here) 16
  • 17. Season, sauce and eat. 17
  • 18. Season, sauce and eat. 18
  • 19. Dont forget the coffee. 19
  • 20. A small, balding man enjoys his breakfast. 20
  • 21. Title: Street OrangesTime: Late Afternoon, Early Spring 21
  • 22. Come across a lonely citrus tree on land ofindeterminate ownership........ 22
  • 23. ......climb up, shake the branches, collect the fruit. Allto your childrens horror. 23
  • 24. Slice, suck, chew. 24
  • 25. Save the seeds, and grow your own!(Instructions Here) 25
  • 26. And if youre kind, leave some for the birds 26
  • 27. Title: Mulberry JamTime: All Day, Early Spring 27
  • 28. Late spring/early summer before the rainy season inJapan sees the fruiting of Mulberry – (Kuwa-no-mi (桑の実) in Japanese) – along a large stretch of theTamagawa river. 28
  • 29. Hidden beneath large broad leaves, juicy mulberriesripen out of sight – undisturbed except for the elderly,and inquisitive children. 29
  • 30. I came across a grove of them walking through one ofthe expanses of parkland that open up a fewkilometers out of the city center (exact locationsecret) and this year collected a kilogram for a richchunky jam. 30
  • 31. A perfect morning stroll and afternoon activity. And aperfect excuse for tree climbing with the kids (not thatone is needed). 31
  • 32. Tip: A good rule of thumb = when you see the elderlyhunched over picking at the ground, foraging, orshaking trees, get in quick – (and pick their brains forcooking advice: they have the key knowledge). 32
  • 33. In a city where going strawberry picking is an all-day,high-cost trip out to a neighbouring prefecturediscovering a plentiful harvest down the road ismagical, spirit-lifting and 33
  • 34. delicious! 34
  • 35. Title: Home BakeryTime: Morning (+ Previous Night Prep) 35
  • 36. Welcome to the bakery in a home! 36
  • 37. Welcome to the bakery in a home! Entrance fee 100yen for 20 pieces, and your money back at the end! 37
  • 38. Bread tickets! 38
  • 39. Bread, cake, biscuits and more! Take your pick! 39
  • 40. Bread, cake, biscuits and more! Take your pick! 40
  • 41. Bread, cake, biscuits and more! Take your pick! 41
  • 42. Go for it! 42
  • 43. Serve it up! 43
  • 44. Dont forget to ask for feedback! 44
  • 45. Examples the delicious streets of Tokyo(from Tokyo-DIY-Gardening.org) 45
  • 46. Rice and tomatoes in Harajuku backstreets(Details Here) 46
  • 47. Rice and tomatoes in Harajuku backstreets(Details Here) 47
  • 48. Yanaka basil in brick planter(Details Here) 48
  • 49. Grape maniac in Minato-ku(Details Here) 49
  • 50. Grape maniac in Minato-ku(Details Here) 50
  • 51. Grape maniac in Minato-ku(Details Here) 51
  • 52. Spectacular goya curtain in Tokyo suburbs(Details Here) 52
  • 53. Spectacular goya curtain in Tokyo suburbs(Details Here) 53
  • 54. Apartment garden and grapes(Details Here) 54
  • 55. Apartment garden and grapes(Details Here) 55
  • 56. Dead space spring onions 56
  • 57. Keeping cabbage fresh on the window ledge 57
  • 58. An honesty box selling myoga and slated cucumberin Mitake, on the outskirts of Tokyo 58
  • 59. Curbside Chili Garden(Details Here) 59
  • 60. Curbside Chili Garden(Details Here) 60
  • 61. And lots more, everywhere!Keep Your City Delicious! 61
  • 62. a-small-lab.comChris Berthelsenchris@a-small-lab.com