The Japanese people are clearly obsessed with minimalism, especially when it comes to their houses.
This minimalist practice comes with their culture and traditional heritage, where there is a big influence of Zen Buddhism which teaches them to live in simplicity. Less is more, as they say.
However, it is also a question of practicality: being minimalist is cheaper. Plus, as Japan is frequently beset by earthquakes, it doesn’t make sense to have a lot of valuable possessions at your place if you could lose everything.
Now, let’s have a look inside some of the Japanese homes taken over with minimalism.
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