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Recently I read a book called Toyko: A Certain Style. I was not sure what to expect as I just picked it up in the bookstore. After reading it I was struck by how much I want to move to Japan. The Amazon review has this to say:

It’s common for Americans to stereotype the Japanese as conformist, rigidly organized, and immaculately tidy, but with Tokyo: A Certain Style Kyoichi Tsuzuki makes remarkable progress toward broadening those impressions. Tsuzuki photographed the very lived-in interiors of numerous Tokyo houses and apartments, and then jammed his piles of pictures into the format of a short-of-stature book.

However, this short stub from the review does not do justice to the book. This book will make you laugh, cringe, roll your eyes and bring to your tear ducts.

Take for example this apartment ( of course I am not implying any expertise in domestic aesthetics but this apartment is on the minimalistic side).

Most apartments in the book tend to look like the photo below – not messy but often we have artists, university lecturers, musicians and other people who utilize their living space to its uttermost limits; whether it be art, books, records, stereo equipment and junk.


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