Flip Flops + Tiny Chairs (ビーサンと小ちゃい椅子)- #037

We all have that friend who has a large shoe collection. Which begs the question, how many pairs of shoes does one really need? 膨大な靴のコレクションを持っている友達って必ずひとりふたりはいますよね?でも実際に必要な靴の数っていくつなんだろう? In this episode, we dive into different shoes needed in different locations – Hawaii vs. Read more…

Godzilla + Touring Japan (ゴジラと日本の旅) – #035

Have you ever played tourist in your own town? With busy lives filled with important things to do, sometimes it’s great to receive out-of-town guests to enjoy the delights your hometown has to offer. 自分の住んでる町で旅をしたことありますか?毎日の忙しい生活の合間をみて、他所からやって来た旅人に自分の町の良さを案内するのも結構いいものです。 This is also true for Read more…

Getting Real + Mastery (自分と向き合うことと技を磨くこと)- #033

Mastery of any skill is a long journey no matter what corner of the world you are in. However, the value of learning and the desire to achieve mastery can differ amongst cultures. 熟練の技を手に入れるためには、長い道のりを歩む必要があることは世界のどこにいても共通する考えではないでしょうか。ところが、学習の価値観や匠の技に対する思いは文化によって多少違うのでは? In today’s episode we take a Read more…

Domestic Schedules + Decluttering (家庭用スケジュールと片付け)- #032

Domestic life is quite different living in a one-room apartment in the heart of Tokyo vs. a three-bedroom house in the U.S. starting with the square footage available. 都心のワンルームアパートとアメリカの3LDK+では自宅生活も大分変わってきます。とにかく広さが違いますよね? Small space living means living with less stuff, but it’s also Read more…

Cleaning + Turning into your mom (掃除と母親に似てくる瞬間) – #031

Cleaning a house is no small task, regardless of where you live. Even selecting your cleaners is daunting when you see rows and rows of cleaners for toilets, glass-cleaners, shower scrubs, all-purpose cleaner and so on at the store. 世界のどこに住んでいようが自宅の掃除は生易しい仕事ではありません。洗剤1つとっても、トイレ用、ガラス用、お風呂用、何処でも使える万能洗剤など、お店に行けばズラリと並んでいて選ぶのが大変! Read more…

Homework + Man Satchels (宿題と男性用肩掛けポーチ)- #029

While sitting on a train in Japan, you’ll see most people have at least one bag, if not two or three bags. Even most men carry a bag or briefcase of some kind. 日本の電車に乗っていると、大抵の人が鞄を最低1つ、時には2つも3つも持っていることに気付きます。男性達でさえも何らかの鞄を持っているのです。 However, in the US, while most Read more…