What is Wabi Sabi House ? / わびさびハウスとは?

Enjoy Japan, Enjoy WabiSabi House !!

Japan is a place I really love.

In Japan, there are 4 beautiful seasons to enjoy, and each season has its own separate excitement.
The spring is known for the beautiful cherry blossoms, also known as sakura. Since the Sakura only bloom for 2 weeks, we try to enjoy as much fun in the form of "hanami" in the short period.

During the hot summer, there are several traditional ways to cool down. Using the stylish folding fans,
also known as "Sensu", and listening to the sound of the wind bell gives off a cooling comfort.
The view of the city filled with fresh greenery in this time of the year feels very refreshing.
People also wear colorful yukata, a traditional Japanese cloth to enjoy viewing fireworks and traditional Japanese summer festivals.

In the autumn, there are splendid choices of outdoor activities. The cooler climate is perfect for outdoor leisure, which also gives you a great appetite. The combination of fresh chest nuts, bamboo shoot, and rice creates a delicious plate. Green leaves start to transform into a beautiful red color that gives an artistic view to the eyes.

The winter brings limited snow, but also very many ways to enjoy the cold. Eating small tangerines called Mikan while sitting inside the heated Kotatsu is a very special feeling. A different type of hot pots brings together the family to the dinner table, with a very warm feeling to the heart.
With the clear atmosphere and the cool breeze, you can often view a magnificent sight of Mt. Fuji during this period of season.

But "just living" is not always satisfying. Do you ?
There are many different reasons why you live in Tokyo now, and it may be out of your best wishes to be here. Maybe the different culture and the new language barrier may lead you to dislike your environment.

Don't you think that is kind of a waste?

Wouldn't you rather enjoy your time in a foreign country, and enjoy the culture and life here? I believe that if people with the same idea come together, there can be many ways to elevate your fulfillment of living in Tokyo.

As a Japanese national, I can see that the younger generation of the Japanese have for some reason lost touch with the tradition and history of the country.
Compared to the natives of other countries, it seems as though the Japanese have lost interest, or in other words don't have the will to learn about their country.

Don't you think that is kind of a waste?

I find that this is very embarrassing, especially when foreigners seem to know more about Japan than us Japanese.
This is one of the reasons why we try to build a house like this one. We are hoping that you can enjoy your stay in Japan, and together, get to know the lost beauty of this country.

WabiSabi House, Inc.

わびさびハウス × 日本 × 至福のひととき

日本が好きだ、そして東京も大好きだ。


日本では美しい四季が楽しめる。

春は桜。2週間程とその命ははかないが、だからこそお花見をたくさん

楽しめる。桜は世界中で胸を張って自慢できる日本の美しい花であり木である。

夏は暑さの中で工夫によって涼を楽しむ文化がある。うちわや扇子、うち水や

風鈴の音色は涼を促す。町々に広がる生い茂る緑は人々の目を癒す。

浴衣を着てお祭りや花火を楽しむのも夏の醍醐味。

秋は食欲の秋、読書の秋、スポーツの秋、少し涼しくなるのでいろいろアクティブに

楽しめるということだろう。栗ごはん、キノコやタケノコごはんなんかはこの上なく

おいしい。山々に広がる眩いばかりの紅葉は人々の目を楽しませる。

冬は雪、実は東京ではあまり降らない。寒さの中に工夫によって暖を感じる事ができる。

はんてんを着てこたつでミカンはたまらなく心地よい。いろいろな種類のお鍋を熱燗と

共に楽しめる。空が冷たく透き通りこの時期に東京から見える富士山は美しくもあり
頼もしくもある。

ただ何となく生きているのはつまらない。


仕事でしょうがなく東京に来ているのかもしれないし、不本意ながらここに、ただ、
暮らしているのかもしれない。

もしかしたら言葉の壁やこの東京で暮らす人々との考え方の違い、新しい仕事のストレスで
萎縮して東京が嫌いになってしまうかもしれない。

それってなんだかもったいないと思いませんか。


せっかく日本に、東京にいるのだからもっと日々の生活を楽しみましょうよ。

そういう人々が集まれば日々の暮らしに彩りを添えるヒントやアイデアがきっと
生まれるんじゃありませんか?

そんな方々の憩いの場になればという思いで私たちはこのわびさびハウスを作りました。

私たちと一緒に日本の、この東京での暮らしに一筆、彩りを添えてみませんか。


わびさびハウス株式会社