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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.

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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Keep Your City Delicious!

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

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