Japanese Gardeners Compete To See Who Can Create the Best ‘Truck Garden’, and the Results Are Amazing!


The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia and other parts of the world, in Japan you’ll often see them used in the construction and agriculture industries as they can maneuver through small side streets and easily park. And in a more recent turn of events, apparently they’re also used as a canvas for gardening contests.

The annual Kei Truck Garden Contest, held by the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors, brings gardens to the people. Every year, landscapers from across the country bring their trusty vehicles together and set to work creating amazing and whimsical little gardens in the cargo hold, to see who can take the title of best mobile landscaper.

Our resident Japanese artist and gardener extraordinaire from Zoenren captured the best of the competition which we have reproduced below. Who do you think has the best garden? Comment and upvote your favorites!

  1. 1 Bamboo Water Well

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  2. 2 Japanese Mini Truck Garden

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  3. 3 Fresh Garden With Bench To Have A Cup Of Coffee

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  4. 4 Red Leaf Brocade, Composed With Tradicional Shoji Paper Door

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  5. 5 Landscape With Coffee Table

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  6. 6 Garden With Running Train

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  7. 7 Kei Tora Garden

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  8. 8 Refreshing Garden With Cascade Waterfall

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  9. 9 Autumn Falls

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  10. 10 Stunning Romantic Mood Garden

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