OK, this has been bugging the hell out of me for a long time.
Are the Japanese incapable of growing grass or something? In every fucking show featuring a school I've watched, the areas that aren't terraces/courtyards are just fucking plowed dirt. There isn't even a concrete path leading to this fucking building, everything around it is just plowed dirt.
Where's the fucking grass? What happens on a windy day, does everyone go blind from the dust? What happens when it rains and there's mud FUCKING EVERYWHERE?
Grass costs money to maintain and the Japanese are cheap-ass bastards who don't have easy access to mexicans to upkeep it for 2 dollars an hour.
Not plowed, rather, flattened. You know what I mean. It makes no fucking sense.
It's a school, not a park.
There's no grass on them because people actually walk on them, unlike America.
You may not realize this because you're not used to walking, but if you walk over the same spots of grass frequently, the grass will not grow there.
The dirt is not dusty and it doesn't get muddy easy because it's compacted by footprints.
I'm not trying to be mean to Americans, but the fact that they don't even realize this is very sad.
Every school I've ever been to hasn't had flattened fields of dirt between buildings. There was always a concrete path, and where there wasn't concrete, there was grass/vegetation.
wtf you talking about there's grass at schools, unless you live in shitholes like texas cali or new mexico
my school had shitloads of grass outside and inside (if you know what I mean)
I'm from Australia, and we generally cope with that by having concrete paths between buildings.
And that implies people are walking over every part of that dirt. There would be, at best, 3 direct paths people would take. The dirt wouldn't be evenly compacted by itself. They've used a fucking steamroller or something.
The more you know: only Murrifats are obsessed with grass and its varied levels of greenness. For everyone else on this planet it's just bland green fur that happens to grow in some places.
Look retard, you can even see in that image there is sparse grass throughout and is not in fact evenly compacted. There is even clear grass off to the sides. And people don't take 3 direct paths, they literally walk all over it, frequently stand outside there, and gather around.
Why is the fucking entirety of the school otherwise tiled then, and this building doesn't have a path leading to it? Is there some Japanese belief that Dojos need to be entirely separate or something?
Maybe it was built later?
Why wouldn't it be built as an extension?
The school, or the dojo?
And why does that stop the creation of a fucking path where your shoes don't get dirty?
Because that'd mean it'd be built by a different guy with different priorities and a different budget.
I fail to understand the relevance.
They probably have a groundskeeper who just runs a roller over it.
Later additions to buildings are often constructed differently.
My own school had one such building too (extra classrooms), and there was no properly paved way towards it either.
>Later additions to buildings are often constructed differently.
Of course they are. With regard to an extension vs. a standalone building, what's the problem?
Grass doesn't exist in Japan. Just cherry blossoms.
If we agree that there is nothing obviously wrong with Shiro's school, there is no problem.
Grass is expensive to maintain. For areas that are intended to be walked over it's better to just use hard packed dirt.
I think the Dojo was build earlier than the school building..
Maybe its outdated OS is incompatible with the new road format?
They don't plant grass because they actually use the school grounds for not one but various different activities. Also, if if you plant grass but do not maintain the whole field evenly, it will look like ass if different patches are trashed up.
The moment you plant grass but pave specific roads to walk on, you will have eliminated the possibility to use ground for anything other than walking on.
It's a schoolyard, not a park.