Tiny Japanese iron

Living space in Japan is limited. At first glance, Japan's population density of 336┬ápeople per square kilometer seems deceptively low. In fact, it is lower than that of Belgium, which is 370 people per square kilometer. We should, however, take into account that only roughly 20% of Japan's surface is fit for human habitation, due... Continue Reading →

Strange kitchen contraption

When we first moved into our Japanese home, I noticed a strange contraption on the inside of one of our kitchen cupboard doors. I was puzzled by this strange, plastic attachment to our kitchen cupboard doors. I tried using it to hold the kitchen towels (by jamming a corner of the towel in the openings)... Continue Reading →

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