Japan

Anyone who has ever felt the pain of having a treasured book fall apart will enjoy watching this Japanese artisan masterfully restore a beat-up old 1,000-page dictionary to near perfect condition. Nobuo Okano is an artisan who specializes in old books. He was featured on the Japanese show Shuri, Bakaseru (The Fascinating Craftsman). In t

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Is there anything worse than wet book pages that are curled and warped forever? It turns out your notebooks and textbooks don’t have to end up like that, but only if you use this cheap and simple life hack from Japanese children’s book illustrator Jaluka Nohana. All it takes is two easy steps, some loose pieces of toilet paper and someth

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The Japanese stay warm in the winter with this ingenious invention dating back to the 14th century that serves as a sitting area with the added comfort of a giant warm bed. The kotatsu is a simple construction made with a low table-frame and a giant blanket sandwiched under a tabletop to capture heat and keep you toasty in the winter cold

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Sweeping up fallen leaves is typically seen as a chore, but it can also be a way to exercise your creativity. If that sounds like something your parents tried to con you into believing as a kid while trying to get you to sweep the yard, think again! People in Japan have found a wonderful way to make sweeping leaves way cooler, and far mo

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Clouds come in all shapes and sizes, some faintly resemble unicorns while others take on the properties of a misshapen castle, but rarely are clouds as perfectly shaped as this spherical cloud that appeared over Japan. Twitter user @pmxpvrtmx captured the now viral image of the cloud as it hovered above a neighborhood in Fujisawa, a city

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The wasteful ways of the world must come to an end, or else mankind faces serious issues in the not so distant future. The Kamikatz Public House, located in Kamikatsu, Japan, is built from nothing but trash. The bar, along with the Japanese town it is located in, are helping make a more eco-friendly future a reality. The town of Kamikats

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