Medical Herbman Café Project (MHCP), created by Japanese landscape designers Earthscape, tends to connect the parts of the body with a human-shaped garden. The fragrant herbs and medicinal plants growing across the garden symbolize the benefited body part. Surprisingly, the entire project can be fitted into recycled shipping containers, which lend mobility to the concept, and can be transported to places. Thus, the container transforms into a café space.
Traveling across the Japanese cities, the Herbman garden sells herbal drinks and foods coming from the crops it grow. The proceeds from the café go to the Herbman Fund and are used to construct playgrounds ‘in the schoolyards of elementary schools in developing countries.’