The Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan

As they say in Japan, “less is more” and given the big influence that Zen Buddhism has in the country, you can’t blame them. To them, it totally doesn’t make sense having a lot of valuable possessions idly lying around in the house.
With this embedded belief in simplicity and the practicalities that come with it, this trend of minimalist living is on the rise in Japan as a contemporary way of observing the traditional Japanese culture.

It may sound or appear unconventional and strange to some folks, but to many people in Japan, it completely makes sense given the country’s frequent earthquakes.

In that case, these fascinating pictures bring a closer look to the aesthetic minimalist lifestyle that is causing big waves in Tokyo and its environs.

Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan 02

Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan 03

Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan 04

Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan 05

Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan 07

Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan 08

Minimalist Lifestyle is Taking Over Japan 09