July, with the rainy season, the arrival of the high summer. The hot roof garden during the day, too, grows cool and vegetables gracefully in the morning. In the garden, flowers of sparkling beans are only spilling, fields of herbs, seasonal vegetables, colorful flowers color rich landscape.
July: Living things of Shishido
In July 2003, fish, frogs, and other water creatures were brought from far-away Shishido in Ibaraki Prefecture. They imbue the paddy field of the rooftop garden with new life in July of each year. Topmouth gudgeons (fish), loaches, (green) tree frogs, dragonflies, grasshoppers, Tokyo daruma pond frogs, and other creatures are found every year.