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Glasses and spices sit on a shelf in the apartment of minimalist Saeko Kushibiki in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: Reuters) 

In Pics: Less is More Inside Japan’s Minimalistic Homes 

It’s cheaper, less anxiety-inducing and much safer if you live in a dangerously earthquake prone area.

Published05 Jul 2016, 01:11 PM IST
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Minimalism or the practise of only owning things you need is spreading through Japan, and how. It’s cheaper, less anxiety-inducing and much safer if you live in a dangerously earthquake prone area.

Influenced by the spare aesthetic of Japan’s traditional Zen Buddhism, these minimalists buck the norm in a fervently consumerist society by dramatically paring down their possessions. Influenced by them, Quint Lens brings to you, a carefully curated Reuters photo feature from inside the simple and classic homes of these minimalists.

(All images and caption text have been taken from Reuters’ inputs.)

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