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koe donuts – an Ethical Donut Shop in Kyoto Designed by Kengo Kuma

Donuts have become a staple in people’s lives as an easy to go-to dessert and meal in one. Due to the dessert’s popularity, there has been a flux of donut specialty shops flooding the streets of every major city worldwide. However, many of these are casual shops focused on convenience and the donut’s image as…

Turn Your Room Into an Anime Haven With This Japanese Company

Have you ever dreamed of flooding your room with faces of your favorite anime characters? How about lying down on a soft bed with your cute, beloved mahou shoujo (magical girl) gloriously printed on the mattress or pillows? Now is your chance! Itabeya (痛部屋) makes it possible for you! The term “itabeya” refers to a…

Book Cafe and Gallery in One? Unwind at This Trendy Place in Kochi!

When I first moved to Kochi City in Shikoku, I thought it would be difficult to find good cafes. As someone who had spent a good portion of the past six years writing essays in coffee shops, this seemed like it would be at least a minor obstacle in my adjustment to life in Japan.…

More Than Just a Plant? Keep Your Home Odor-Free With the Eco-Pochi Deodorizer!

There’s nothing less inviting than walking into a home with a bad smell! Several factors can contribute to a home’s less than rosy scent. Pets, smoke, and cooking can create odors that linger in the air. So what’s your solution? Chemical air fresheners would only add pollution to the air. For healthier ways to get…

Do You Really Need That? Minimalism in Japanese Homes

Minimalist environments are becoming more popular in Japan these days. Though minimalism has already been seen in many homes abroad, the Zen-inspired homes of the Japanese people are quite different. As space has always been an issue in the country, it becomes normal to live in small spaces wherever in Japan. Because of this, some…