Manga Farming grows plants from twisted comic books

Manga Farming, an art project by Tokyo-based Koshi Kawachi, takes old manga (Japanese comic books, for the uninitiated) and turns them into potted plants. Apparently, old, wet paper is a fine place for radish sprouts to grow. Who knew?

He's got a whole bunch of the book-plants on display at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya, if you happen to be in the area. Although if you're a manga fan, it might give you a few pangs of sadness in their hearts to see books that no one will ever read again. But hey, it's all for the sake of art.

Koshi Kawachi via Pink Tentacle