CREATOR’S PARK VOL.1

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Creator's Park vol.1

For 3 days from Oct. 22nd to the 24th, “CREATOR’S PARK vol.1” took place at CLASKA in Meguro. The commemorative first event used “green” as its theme. It was a great success including work exhibits, sales and presentations by Japan original creators who carry something to the next generation. Let me introduce some noteworthy pieces from the site.

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First, “Let’s enjoy on the rooftop of Claska!” An agricultural gardening group “VALLICANS” brought a roof garden into an open space. A new model for a rooftop garden named “community garden” was a collaboration with WEB TV “plants+“, VALLICANS is a farmwork visual group who do rice harvesting. A stylist ,Fumihiko Okabe, leads the members who have both various backgrounds and buzzcuts. A functional and fashionable coordinate proposal for farm working was shown along with original T-shirts that featured prints of vegetables harvested in each of the 12 month and towel with their logo on it. They presented a fresh gardening idea with a messenger bag for guerrilla gardening full of functions and also agricultural products for sale including rice harvested by VALLICANS members.

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Also, a sneaker planter from “2-tacs” was formed into the shape of a NIKE AIR or an ACG sneaker then baked and colored in an original way. The idea to transform into a planter, its real molding and coloring made a great impression. Besides that, an open-air garden cafeteria, succulent plants for sale and a tent for outdoor furniture style on a rooftop all had magnificent styling and suggest a way to enjoy a community garden splendidly under the blue sky in Autumn.

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