ISSUE 37  |  Japanese Modern

Shopper’s Diary: Buriki No Zyoro in Tokyo

September 16, 2015 10:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

At gardening shop Buriki no Zyoro (the name translates as Tin Watering Can) in Tokyo’s leafy Jiyugaoka neighborhood, flats of flowers and plants spill out onto the sidewalk:

Photography via Buriki no Zyoro except where noted.

Above: Photograph via Studio La Momo.

The shop has two floors of eclectic inventory: from flowers to potted succulents, planters, tools, seeds, and vintage garden accessories the owners found in the South of France.

Above: Photograph via Studio La Momo.

A vintage iron garden bench and potted plants are among the shop’s offerings.

Above: A potted ficus benghalensis has been trained to be a small indoor tree.

Above: A tiny Sophora tree kokedama sits on a tabletop.

Above: A baby staghorn fern (Platycerium alcicorne) kokedama sits nearby. 

Above: Potted succulents are for sale.

Above: A potted euphorbia is among the shop’s collection of succulents.

Above: Floral arrangement workshops for children are held seasonally at the shop.

Above: Cuttings of succulents can be easily rooted by placing them on the surface of soil.

Above: Plants, pots, and vintage garden accessories spill out into a courtyard adjacent to the shop.

Above: Lavender, mint, and thyme are among the herbs for sale.

Above: The shop’s facade and sign are almost entirely obscured by exuberant greenery.

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