Japanese Archive

  • The Story of the Japanese farmhouse: Minka

    Tweet Recycling at its best: instead of letting an old Japanese farmhouse be destroyed, they dismantled it and moved it to become their new home in another location. “One day we heard the old farmhouse was about to be destroyed. John and I fell in […]

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  • Ultra-Small Parking-Space Sized 30 Square Metered Japanese Apartment for $500,000

    Tweet …and at half a million, it’s a steal, especially in Japan. I don’t think I could do this. This is not what I’d consider to be a comfortable lifestyle, no matter how minimalist, but I really admire and applaud his drive to own a […]

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  • Where do you go in the United States (U.S.) or Canada to find a Japanese futon

    Tweet This has been a recurring question and I thought I’d answer it quickly: You can buy your Japanese Futon here : D&D Futon Furniture Traditional Japanese Floor Futon Mattresses, Foldable, Black Enjoy!

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  • Why aesthetics matter in minimalism

    Why aesthetics matter in minimalism

    Tweet I read an interesting article in the New York Times a while back called “Beauty and the Bento Box” It talks mostly about Japanese culture, and how they as a society have always had to get by on less natural resources so the culture […]

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  • Minimalist Hotels

    Minimalist Hotels

    Tweet Not my cup of tea (am a tad claustrophobic) but I do find it interesting and efficient. I mean, what do we do in a hotel anyway? We sleep. We watch TV. We eat a bit. I’d prefer to have one big enough to […]

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