Banana growing in Nishi-Ogikubo

Sorry for the slightly out-of-focus image. Across from our temporary apartment is a single family house with an incredible garden on a corner lot. I am amazed to see a banana with long stemmed yellow flower, and the odd juxtaposition with pine trees, a bamboo fence and some cold-hardy palms.


  1. typhoon sinlaku (#15W) might tear these perfect banana leaves if it makes it all the way to tokyo as a tropical storm…hope it will be exciting but painless.

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