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It's common for Americans to stereotype the Japanese as conformist, rigidly organized, and immaculately tidy, but with Tokyo: A Certain Style Kyoichi Tsuzuki makes remarkable progress toward broadening those impressions. Tsuzuki photographed the very lived-in interiors of numerous Tokyo houses and apartments, and then jammed his piles of pictures into the format of a short-of-stature book. The result is an engrossing look at the many ways people have adapted to Tokyo's notoriously cramped living spaces. There are several common threads--indoor clotheslines are used to supplement or replace closet space in almost every home--but each dwelling brings out its owner's personality. Some are breathtakingly cluttered, with bric-a-brac piled on electronic equipment and papers stacked on every flat surface, while others show so little evidence of the debris of daily living that one feels certain sorcery must be involved. Most charming are the "design" elements that show off the owners' little quirks: ingeniously improvised hooks and shelves, major appliances banished to the outdoors, and the extensive stuffed animal collection of a grown adult. Many photos simply boggle the mind with the sheer amount of stuff that can be crammed into incredibly small spaces, while others highlight the strange beauty that is often achieved in compressed living. Highly recommended for dorm-bound college students or anyone who has ever groused about a lack of space. --Ali Davis
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I, for one, am all in favor of stuff. My own, my best friend's, my second cousin's, and even (especially) an anonymous Japanese surfer's. It's interesting. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Lisa2
This book currently resides in our bathroom. It gets frequent viewing and is perfect to view in the time needed. The book gives you a fishbowl look into Japanese lives. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2003 by Alisa McCune
What this book is: endless photographs of the insides of japanese apartments, showing stacks of books/cds/stuff/junk and all the different ways that a multitude of stuff can be... Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2003 by nycgirl
If you are like me and like house porn, this book is a must flip-through. This book features contemporary Tokyo urbanites and suburbanites living in small spaces. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2001
This a wonderful little book. Little in size not in page count, over 400 pages. The book shows the small accomodations that many tokyoites live in. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2001 by Daitokuji31
The small cramped presentation of wonderful photographs of the way real folks live is frustrating but appropriate for the subject. Read morePublished on April 14 2001 by Pat Matsumoto
this book is for those who find looking into the lives of others fascinating- each page is filled with excitement, energy, and ..... clutter. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2000