In 2016, John Einarsen started shooting the unassuming, everyday Japanese architecture of the city he calls home, for Kyoto Journal's Instagram page. Yes, you remember that Bored Panda post from last year? Well, as it turns out, the tiny home project is still not over!

Two years in and John's online collection falls just short of 400 cool photos. And he's decided to make the second book dedicated to small houses.

I asked him whether anything has changed in his approach on the Japanese style homes since the project began, to which he answered:

"I think, to begin with, I was drawn more to the apartment buildings with more obvious quirks, perhaps because I was thinking about how viewers would respond, to create a sense of novelty...The project is still all about showing this other side of Kyoto that is largely ignored, but I think that looking at the images now, viewers might notice they have mellowed or toned down, so maybe you need to look at them a little longer, ponder the details to appreciate them fully..."

Still, I hope these adorable small spaces charm your socks off!

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#1

House With Bamboo Frontage: Still Freshly Green

House With Bamboo Frontage: Still Freshly Green

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

The door is very attractive, and guests would feel welcome !!!

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#2

Tree

Tree

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! I want

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#3

Night Bookstore

Night Bookstore

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

So neat and clean !!!

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#4

Cool Abode

Cool Abode

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Impressive !!!

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#5

Summer

Summer

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Well kept so clean !!!

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#6

Cozy Abode

Cozy Abode

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Extremely nice !!!

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#7

Nakamura’s Coffee House

Nakamura’s Coffee House

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

This could use some renovations (but not too much so it would become unrecognizable - I like the old look, I just don't want for it to fall apart)

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#8

Beautiful Window

Beautiful Window

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

I like this !!!

#9

Traditional House With Geraniums

Traditional House With Geraniums

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Very pretty !!!

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#10

After The Rain

After The Rain

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Attractive entrance !!!

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#11

Cool Verandah

Cool Verandah

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

So unusual style, I very much like !!!

#12

"Gogo" Coffeehouse

"Gogo" Coffeehouse

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UnicornHuman
Community Member
2 years ago

it's so cool looking and retro! love it!

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#13

Gion Festival Participant Takes A Break From The Heat

Gion Festival Participant Takes A Break From The Heat

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Nervous Chaos
Community Member
2 years ago

Very much a minimalist photo, but it's also very unique!

#14

Take-Out Cookie Shop

Take-Out Cookie Shop

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Ruby Brook
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2 years ago

seriously? I want cookies!

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#15

Ciel Nail

Ciel Nail

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Nicely done on the door !!!

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#16

Grocery Store

Grocery Store

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

The colors really stand out

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#17

The Raku Museum

The Raku Museum

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 years ago

I've been to this museum several times. "Raku" is not a pottery process, it's a family name. This museum has pieces in it that are original to the family founders - over 600 years old. The family is still producing pottery, but there is no store at the museum. Photography is forbidden. There's a sign inside the gallery that says, "Photographs make garbage". ...///... They're right. The work has to be seen in person to truly appreciate it.

#18

Looking For Tenants

Looking For Tenants

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like it was inspired by greek architecture (by Doric columns etc.)

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#19

Cool House

Cool House

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

I like this !!!

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#20

Newly Renovated Guesthouse

Newly Renovated Guesthouse

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Tanaka’s Home-Made Sandwich Shop

Tanaka’s Home-Made Sandwich Shop

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Very nice !!!

#22

House With Maple Tree And Guardrails

House With Maple Tree And Guardrails

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ispeak catanese
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2 years ago

Sir, where did you purchase your neko apron?

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#23

House With Flowers

House With Flowers

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Utakata Antiques

Utakata Antiques

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

The store front is attractive !!!

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#25

A Love Of Wood

A Love Of Wood

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sharron lynn parsons
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2 years ago

Well done, I love the wood !!!

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#26

Near Sannenzaka

Near Sannenzaka

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House Of An Artist

House Of An Artist

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Arie Likes Coffee....
Community Member
2 years ago

I would love to do my art in there...

#28

House In The Winter Sun

House In The Winter Sun

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#29

Cottage Duplex

Cottage Duplex

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Ruby Brook
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a little bit of rustic in a very urban place <3

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Colorado Masusan

Colorado Masusan

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 years ago

Best pour over coffee I've ever had.

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#31

Bistecca Naoki

Bistecca Naoki

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice store front !!!

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#32

Airing Out The Futon

Airing Out The Futon

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House With Corner Window

House With Corner Window

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#34

Coffee Komadori

Coffee Komadori

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Brown House

Brown House

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Pretty shrubs !!!

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#36

1/4 House

1/4 House

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Hair Salon "Cut Station Genesis"

Hair Salon "Cut Station Genesis"

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#38

The Shuttered House At 3pm

The Shuttered House At 3pm

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#39

Nishiki Guesthouse Kyo-Koi

Nishiki Guesthouse Kyo-Koi

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

The trees add a nice touch !!!

#40

More Interesting Windows

More Interesting Windows

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

It's nice to see different windows for a change !!!

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#41

Cut House Raffi

Cut House Raffi

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boredkoala
Community Member
2 years ago

The sharrow bike has a basket! How sweet!

#42

Cat In The Window

Cat In The Window

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Happy cat in the window !!!

#43

After-School Tutors "Yours"

After-School Tutors "Yours"

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#44

Nishimoto Liquor Store

Nishimoto Liquor Store

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Time to party !!!

#45

Cut Salon Musow

Cut Salon Musow

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