If you’ve ever been in the market for an apartment (apaato) or single-family home (ikkodate) in Japan, you’re most certainly familiar with these images. They’re real estate floor plans that you’ll typically see plastered on the windows of real estate agent offices. House hunting can be stressful in any country but especially Japan, where cultural intricacies like key money (reikin) can be a drain on ones psyche and wallet.
But there’s something endearing and homey about the floorplans, which is why Japanese t-shirt company decided to put them on t-shirts. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe we’re looking at a 2LDK here. It’s a fairly modest home but there’s plenty of storage and the large balcony is a huge plus. Not feeling the Japanese floor plans? They also have a NYC version.