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Shocking Pics Of People Living In Incredibly Tiny Rooms In Japan
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Travel, Weird7 years ago

Shocking Pics Of People Living In Incredibly Tiny Rooms In Japan

We’ve all heard about Japan’s extraordinary ‘capsule hotels,’ but photographer Won Kim’s intimate photos give us a personal look at another set of tight living quarters – a hidden tiny apartment hotel in Tokyo that was designed as a guesthouse for backpackers.

Kim stumbled across the hotel when backpacking across Japan, and returned two years later to photograph it. He lived there for several months, befriending residents and photographing the small, womb-like spaces that they call home. The entire space-saving hotel is located on a single floor of an office building in north-east Tokyo. Some of the residents are short-term visitors, while others, says Kim, are essentially permanent residents.

“For me, the real interest of the resulting portraits is in how each resident has made use of such a small, confining space,” Kim writes. “In each case, the sharply-defined tiny home space and its contents say something about its occupant’s personality, the quality of life, and his or her ability to function in such a strange, enclosed environment.”

Scroll down below to check the interesting photos for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments.

More info: wonkimphotography.com | Instagram (h/t: modernmet, demilked)

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SSafiraShofatunnisa
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7 years ago

You don't know how poor people live in my country

AmyNg
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7 years ago

I agree with you, and even then, I live in a financially stable city... I'm proud of Hong Kong, but some living spaces here are even smaller than the ones you see in those images... And the rent is expensive. :( And where you live, I guess, the houses must be even smaller and uncomfortable... I know I might get negative comments about this, but I'm just offering another perspective; the fact that those small apartments are like mansions for others...

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AndreaThompson
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7 years ago

Fire hazard

BorisPanov
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7 years ago

The entire country of Japan is one big fire hazard...

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LiyaPanaiotova
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7 years ago

Depressing...

BillyAllen
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7 years ago

It's not as depressing as you would think considering that there are many people around the world who have nothing to call home.

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SSafiraShofatunnisa
Community Member
7 years ago

You don't know how poor people live in my country

AmyNg
Community Member
7 years ago

I agree with you, and even then, I live in a financially stable city... I'm proud of Hong Kong, but some living spaces here are even smaller than the ones you see in those images... And the rent is expensive. :( And where you live, I guess, the houses must be even smaller and uncomfortable... I know I might get negative comments about this, but I'm just offering another perspective; the fact that those small apartments are like mansions for others...

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AndreaThompson
Community Member
7 years ago

Fire hazard

BorisPanov
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7 years ago

The entire country of Japan is one big fire hazard...

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LiyaPanaiotova
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7 years ago

Depressing...

BillyAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

It's not as depressing as you would think considering that there are many people around the world who have nothing to call home.

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