Fumio Sasaki is one of the many people in Japan who have decided that less is more. They’ve converted their homes and lifestyle into a minimalist one. Fumio only owns three shirts, four pants, and four pairs of socks. He only has a total of 150 belongings and doesn’t want any more than that.
Two years ago, Fumio claimed he became tired of keeping up with trends, “I kept thinking about what I did not own, what was missing.”
He came to the realization that living a minimalistic life meant a life of more living.
“Spending less time on cleaning or shopping means I have more time to spend with friends, go out, or travel on my days off. I have become a lot more active.”
Although it may seem like the goal is to rid of all the clutter in your life, it is not.
It is more about re-evaluating what possessions mean to you.
Others even claim that this type of lifestyle in your home serves for a practical purpose, to risk injuries during an earthquake or any other natural disaster.
In addition to lessening your possessions, some also practice sound minimalism by moving around carefully without creating noise.
In result, their movements become more graceful and pleasant.
For some it is about gaining time to concentrate on other aspects of their lives.
Katsyta Toyoda, an online publication editor, is another individual who has become a minimalist.
“It’s not that I had more things than the average person, but that didn’t mean that I valued or liked everything I owned,” said Katsuya.
Katsuya only owns one table and one futon in his 22-square-metre apartment.
“I became a minimalist so I could let things I truly liked surface in my life,” adds Katsuya.
It makes you re-think about your own lifestyle and the value you hold to your personal belongings.