6 Things I Hate About My Japanese House

A photograph of a washitsu with tatami flooring (bottom), off-white walls, a small brown folding table with a tray garden (zen garden) and a sign with two lines of vertical Japanese writing, a sliding door (left), a round ceiling light with a shade (upper left), and a hanging wall decoration with the painted image of a person (center-right). Photo by Ryutaro Tsukata from Pexels.

I have lived in the same rental house in Japan for about five years. There are some features of it that I love and would definitely want for any house I live in moving forward. Some of its features, however, are downright annoying, like…

1 — No hallway outlets or…



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