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Claustrophobic Coffin Apartments in the City (8 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   5 Mar 2013   / 6791 views

In central Tokyo, city living is so crowded that people are forced to live in rooms that are not much more than a big cabinet with a shelf.

 

Typically, the share houses or “geki-sema” accommodate working professionals who spend most of their time away from home. These cramped quarters cost as much as $500 to rent per month and residents share a bathroom with other occupants. Most of these small spaces are primarily used for sleeping as they have no windows and fit only a few personal possessions.

These accommodations are definitely not meant for the claustrophobic. There's a communal toilet and bath for the residents, who sleep in tiny coffin-like rooms.

Tatami mats, traditionally used to measure room sizes, are about 1.6 square meters. Small rooms are either 4.5 or 6 tatami mats.






Tags: box, apartments, Tokyo, weird  

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jimmcneil2 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
its a wonder more Japanese aren't in the space program or submarine fleet.

not being racists or anything like that, just making an observation.

and to be honest both require a high degree of intelligence as well as living for long periods in confined spaces
       
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not to be racist either but if I had to live like that I would kill my self.
Jayzen Freeze!
       
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Mr. Ree 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
When you preface your statement with "...not to be racist..." you are making a racist statement. Own up to it. Don't be afraid to post what you think. Just because someone gets offended doesn't automatically make them right.

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Awwww...Don't like my comment?
Fuck off and die!!!!
       














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