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Find Out About These Awesome Japanese Traditional Homes That are Now for Sale!

You must have seen some of the many old, brilliant castles or modern buildings in Japan, and thought about how much you’d like to own one. Well, if you browse the websites of some Japanese real estate firms, you may now see a selection of old, wooden, rusty dwellings located in beautiful locations. These once…

Would You Like to Live in This Tiny House? The MUJI Hut Is Now for Sale in Japan!

MUJI (無印良品) is popular for its minimalist products. They are known for focusing on sleek designs – from stationery to furniture. And now, they have expanded into building actual homes that adhere to the concept of minimalism. These are tiny homes called the “MUJI Hut (ムジハット).” It can be placed anywhere you’d like to live;…

How Does One Man Plan to Solve the ’Akiya’ (Empty Home) Problem in Japan?

As Japan’s population continues to fall the country is left with a unique problem: empty homes. These places can become troublesome for neighbours but one man is trying to change this and give new life to the empty homes of Japan. Akiya – Empty Homes jp.fotolia.com/ In Japanese, an empty home is called ‘akiya.’ As…

Meet Monami Ohno and Her Wondrous Works of Cardboard Art!

Meet Monami Ohno (大野萌菜美), the artist whose talents and skills involve making things out of cardboard! She can replicate almost anything, even the highly detailed, by just using cardboard and carving and shaping tools. Monami Ohno studied at the Osaka University of Arts and due to her amazing talent, she has featured in magazines, websites,…

A Glimpse Inside a Japanese House

Ever wondered what a typical Japanese house looks like? Let’s look inside and see what makes it unique. Entrance Hall and Hallway kitasetsu.co.jp/ The entrance hall is called genkan in Japanese. On either side of the genkan is the shoe cabinet. Japanese people do not wear shoes inside the house, instead they use indoor slippers.…