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Demon Slayer inspires us to build an old-timey Japanese puzzle box of our own

If you need a project with an anime Taisho-period twist, try crafting your own puzzle box!

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Japanese Twitter discovers a crazy comfortable pillow has been hiding at Ikea

A solution to three common sleep problems, but not one you’ll find in the bedding section.

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This crazy Pokémon pseudo-sleeping bag is the perfect place to do absolutely nothing【Photos】

Metapod is here to help you do what it does best: not a single thing.

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Beautiful 3-D puzzle kit lets you build Ghibli’s Spirited Away bathhouse with no tools, glue【Pics】

Includes cameo appearances by some of the stars of the Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece.

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Turn any table into a kotatsu with new adhesive heater from Japan

Stay warm all winter with this heated furniture hack.

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This gigantic faux Switch is exactly how we want to play Nintendo games【Photos】

Since there’s already a Switch Lite, should we call this the Switch Heavy?

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This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan【Photos】

For when you need to talk in-person, but don’t want to breathe each other’s breath.

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Lazy stay-home innovation from Japan: the addictive cloud nap mat

Work hard, nap soft.

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You and your family can kiss productivity goodbye with this ginormous kotatsu futon

Working from home was great while it lasted but we’re about to become full-time nappers at home. 

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Finally, a tool to save us from the pain of sitting Japanese-style【Photos】

Pattato Seiza aims to take the discomfort out of a part of Japanese etiquette that many Japanese people hate: seiza.

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Otodasu, a special booth so Japanese musicians can practice without angering their neighbors

Even the tuba or the bagpipes!

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A winter work-from-home essential from Japan: The kotatsu desk【Photos】

A traditional piece of Japanese furniture gets a modern update to make telecommuting extra cozy in the cold part of the year.

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Eat Japanese street food at home with this amazing sweet potato maker

Enjoy the seasonal flavour of a stone-roasted yakiimo from the comfort of your kitchen!

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Princess Kaguya dioramas let you decorate your home with art of Ghibli’s uniquely beautiful anime

Five scenes from the anime that looks like no other are waiting for you to recreate them.

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Is there any better place for a nap than inside a fluffy Totoro sleeping bag?

All three Totoros show up in the adorable set.

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New inflatable Pikachu is cute enough for kids, strong enough for adults【Photos】

The designers know you’re going to try to ride that Pokémon you bought “for your kids,” so this Pikachu is as sturdy as it is adorable.

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This insane motorized scorpion computer chair is perfect for work-from-home supervillains【Videos】

This is what happens when megalomania meets ergonomics.

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Japan’s one-person sandwich press, a “God item” for solo diners, sells out online

Perfectly grilled cheese sandwiches and dessert toasties are a cinch with this Japanese cooking gadget.

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Tour our Japanese-language reporter’s apartment, a wonderland of 100-yen trinkets

The best things in life are priceless, but the most useful things tend to only cost about 100 yen (US$0.90).

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Work from home in peace and quiet with Otegaroom, a tiny soundproof room for your apartment

Kid chatter interrupting your Zoom call? Struggling with work/life separation? Never fear, the Otegaroom is here!

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