IKEA JAPAN http://www.ikea.com/jp/en/
Are the Japanese people still living in rabbit hutches?!
(Above photos are from IKEA Showroom)The unique exhibition that IKEA Japan attempted was to set up a number of 5m² showrooms (three tatami sized rooms) in the yard of a temple in ancient capital, Kyoto. Each of the room was 'furnished to suit a different use: the kitchen, the kids room, the tatami room, the bedroom and so on, all in Japanese style and following a smart use of small space, typical of Japanese house.' (Japanese language only: http://news.ikea.jp/life_home/3jyo/3jyo110803_03)
A video produced by Roomie evokes Japanese traditions in line with the exhibition. The display in a temple got the attention of many people including Maiko, traditional Japanese dancers (apprentice Geisha). It illustrates the old and new, young and modern, and from the world to Japan and Japan to the world in a beutiful way.
The only last thing I wish IKEA could do is to 'do-it-for-you', rather than do-it-yourself' :-))