August 19, 2012

Green Curtain Failure

Growing goya (bitter melon) have been touted as part of an "eco" (ecologically conscious) way of life in post-earthquake Japan.

In theory, it provides shade, pleasure, and food.

But as you can see from this giant goya tangle near an office building in Ebisu, it is not being appreciated for any of the above qualities. This goya has gone beyond ripe and has basically imploded, looking like a deflated vinyl balloon with a bad case of smallpox.

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