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  • The Wabi-Sabi House : The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty The Wabi-Sabi House : The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty - Photo

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      By Robyn Griggs Lawrence Clarkson Potter, $25 There are no photos of perfectly appointed, expensively furnished rooms in The Wabi-Sabi House. In fact, there are no color pictures at all but rather duotones that rightfully set the serene tone of this special book. If your idea of beauty is the simple, unaffected brand, then you won’t need to see pictures to grasp the meaning of this home design philosophy, a marriage of the Japanese wabi, meaning “humble,” and sabi, which connotes beauty in the natural progression of time. It is dry leaves, not cherry blossoms; Arts and Crafts, not rococo; clotheslines, not electric dryers. Griggs Lawrence, the editor in chief of Natural Home, a magazine devoted to helping readers create healthy, serene abodes and lifestyles, was turned on to wabi-sabi when she met a woman in rural Maine who had been practicing it for years. It moved her to do research in Japan, where most of the people she met suggested Americans would never “get” it. But Griggs Lawrence distills the concept in ways that we can understand and employ: On space, she draws up a list of practical ways to manage clutter, including, “Allow only three items on each surface,” and “Just say no to refrigerator magnets.” In the “Hands On” chapter, in which Griggs Lawrence explains the Japanese admiration for the rustic, primitive and handmade, she includes instruction on how to make a mosaic with broken tiles—very wabi-sabi in its inherent imperfection. There are plenty of attractions along the narrative way, with sidebars on what to stock in your cleaning cupboard, how to soundproof the space around you and a list of things a beginner can do—one is to wash the dishes by hand one day each week—to immediately implement wabi-sabi at home. An excellent list of sources for creating a wabi-sabi environment is included.


  • Modern Japanese House Modern Japanese House - Photo

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    • charlesyesuwan

      Imagine building a family home on a 220-square-foot lot, or splitting your bathroom into three sections so there is no need for a second privy. The Modern Japanese Home by Naomi Pollock explores the very subject, looking at how to build in a compact city with unique zoning laws, exorbitant costs, size restrictions and a changing social dynamic. Taking us from the “Multigeneration House” to the “Vacation House,” Pollock illustrates, through text and fantastic images, how Japanese architects such as Shuhei Endo, Jun Aoki and Hiroshi Nakao have built some of the most efficient, innovative and multifunctional contemporary homes in the world—despite the limitations. Featuring everything from sliding partitions to doggy cafés, this book opens one’s eyes to compact, luxurious living unlike any the Western world has experienced.


  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining - Photo

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    • elinafurman

      I’m obsessed with this Japanese BBQ chain. Locations all over the country.


  • Japanese Instant Yakosoba Noodles - Ippei-chan Japanese Instant Yakosoba Noodles - Ippei-chan - Photo

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    • maki

      Better than your cup-a-noodles by miles! Open up the packet of dehydrated veg on the noodles, pour boiling water into the box, close lid, wait 3 minutes, pour our water and voila! Comes with tiny packs of mustard and mayonnaise. Mayo on noodles? Yes, that's so Japanese!


  • japanese etch pendant japanese etch pendant - Photo

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    • simone

      Beautiful sterling silver pendant with a Japanese-style chrysanthemum design etched onto it and suspended on deep red natural silk. Lovely to wear and out of the ordinary - and made by me!


  • japanese etch earrings - long japanese etch earrings - long - Photo

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    • simone

      Sterling silver earrings with a Japanese pattern etched onto them. Made by me!


  • Space: Japanese Design Solutions for Compact Living Space: Japanese Design Solutions for Compact Living - Photo

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    • oO

      I bought this at one of my favorite independent bookshop in Venice Beach, small worlds book on the boardwalk (always support your neighborhood bookshop). The book is full of clever housing ideas and I love the clean lines and modern aesthetics of the Japanese architects. The most amazing is the movement called the 9 tsubo house. a tsubo is a square defined by two tatami mats side by side, or roughly 3.3 m2 or 36 sqft these are tiny houses, but manage not to look cramped.


  • The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas For Living Well In Limited Space The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas For Living Well In Limited Space - Photo

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      Small is the new Big. 18 small but very modern japanese homes are covered in this book, all accompanied by beautiful photos. In a country where a thousand square feet is considered palatial, these houses still feel incredibly light, and roomy, thanks to a clever use of space, light and materials.


  • Japanese Nissin UFO instant yakisoba noodles Japanese Nissin UFO instant yakisoba noodles - Photo

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      UFO (pronounced you-ho, er I mean fo) were the original instant yakisoba noodles. (These are yakisoba noodies, not ramen like the product description says). Instant noodle cups are a main food group for struggling students, lonely single guys and the married salaryman sent off by his company to a long-term assignment away from wife and family (a situation known as 'tanshin funin', or 'dad gets malnutrition and is too overworked to even think of having an affair even if he's away from home, while mom stretches her wings').


  • Taste of Japan #6 - Instant Japanese Soup Sampler Party Packs ( Taste of Japan #6 - Instant Japanese Soup Sampler Party Packs ( - Photo

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      Miso soup is now the only 'safe' way to indulge in soy apparently: health pundits have now declared that 'Asian people traditionally only eat fermented soy'. (Never mind that tofu is not fermented.) Anywho, for people who can't be bothered to make miso soup from scratch, these pop-into-a-bowl and add hot water packs as convenient as tea bags. And like all good Japanese convenience foods, they don't need refrigeration. (Hint: don't try to open up a pack in a Swiss train compartment if you want to avoid people staring and muttering 'what's that smell??')


  • japanese etch pendant with butterflies japanese etch pendant with butterflies - Photo

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    • simone

      A simple sterling silver pendant with a Japanese butterfly design etched into it and blackened. The exposed silver has been gently sanded to give a slightly muted finish. The pendant is suspended on a piece of deep red silk thread and features handmade sterling silver findings. Made by me!


  • Japanese Kimono Japanese Kimono - Photo

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    • inspira

      What doll doesn't need a japanese kimono. This is a gorgeous miniature version of the real thing. Real silk with lovely embroidery. It even comes with the little slippers.


  • japanese listpads japanese listpads - Photo

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    • abh75

      the ultimate pad for the obsessive jotter who works down the hall. gorgeous japanese paper covers chic up her neurosis & perforated sheets let her start fresh the next day.


  • Frito-Lay : Funyuns brand Onion Flavored Rings Frito-Lay : Funyuns brand Onion Flavored Rings - Photo

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  • GINZA CONSIERGE SPECIAL - Japanese Sweets GINZA CONSIERGE SPECIAL - Japanese Sweets - Photo

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      this is popular japanese sweets said "Manju". sweet beans "Anko" into a cake.


  • Sembei (Japanese rice crackers) Sembei (Japanese rice crackers) - Photo

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      Japanese rice crackers sauced salty "Shou-yu". It is normaly hard and noisy when you eat it.


  • Chiyogami pendant in Japanese maple pattern Chiyogami pendant  in Japanese maple pattern - Photo

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    • tatsuko

      I made these pendants because the variety and beauty of Japanese paper is mind-boggling...


  • Japanese Denim from Takumi Japanese Denim from Takumi - Photo

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    • SelvedgeGuy

      The clothes are handcrafted by Japanese artisans who are obsessed with perfection in details.


  • 4 Japanese Rice Bowls 4 Japanese Rice Bowls - Photo

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    • xdancer

      these look like traditional chowan, the rice bowls used daily in japanese households. perfect for rice and smaller servings of veggies -- i always have one ready on the counter. handcrafted in japan.