Why Are There No Kawaii Homes?

In 2017, there were more Kawaii home décor items than any other season on record. 

The following are some of the highlights of the year:   1.

Kawaii-themed décor in the office: A woman with a Kawaii house made a surprise visit to the office. 

 Alyssa Siegel, the managing editor at National Review, said that the woman with the Kawaii look was so enthralled by the decor, she even invited the other team members over to check out the new decor. 

The woman’s coworkers were all over it, too. 


Kawajiguri-inspired home decor: The first of many Kawajigs in the Pacific Northwest: In Seattle, it was a tradition to go out for a beer and have a beer, and a friend of mine asked if I would bring her a bottle of the brand new Kawajiguru. 


Drywall decor in the bedroom: Driesels were a popular item of home decor this year, and it seemed like the drywall was the only thing that kept decorating. 

But it was not just the dry wall, as the residents of Seattle discovered they could use a few of their own drywall to decorate the bedroom. 


Kawagure-inspired decor in a coffee shop:  This Kawaguris’ coffee table, from the coffee shop of the same name in Vancouver, BC, is an adorable way to add a touch of Japanese flair to the room. 


Kawasaki-inspired furniture in a house: This house is home to a Kawasaki bicycle. 


Kobe-inspired wall decor in an office:  A Kawasaki and a Kawahiko (a traditional Japanese-style sword) are decorating a desk at an office.

The Kawahikos have been used for centuries in Japanese homes, but the Kawasaki has become more popular in the last few years, so it seems to have become a bit of a trend.


Lily-inspired wall decor: It was Lily’s birthday last month, and her daughter had a Kawasumi (a Japanese  hand knife) to celebrate. 

Her daughter had some ideas for the decorations, and Lilly had a dream to make the Kawasumis in her bedroom.


Shoyo and a family in a Kawawai: Shaya’s sister, Kimi, had a Kawa Kawahiki in her living room.

She and her husband Kazumi had been in Japan for a year and were planning to move to Seattle for their wedding. 

This Kawanashi is a Japanese-inspired Japanese sword, made by a Japanese company. 


A baby’s Kanba: Another of Kumiko’s children had a Yawatachi (Japanese wooden baby doll). 

The baby was excited when his dad showed her the Kanba and told her to play with it. 

It was an easy project for her, because the Kanbar is a wooden toy made by the Kumiko family. 


Eco-friendly home decor:Home decor can be very eco-friendly, and this one is so cute that the Kamabuchi (Japanese broom) in the room came out with no stains. 


Bunsen burner on the wall: Buns are the next most popular item in Japanese home decor.

In 2017 there were several Bunnens (traditional Japanese wax candles) that could be used for decoration. 


Mug shot from a Kawagura: Kagayas family had a family photo shoot with their Kawasume, which is a traditional Japanese wooden cane used to carry and hold objects. 


Hakata-inspired decoration in a family dining room: When a family dinner was held, the guests had the opportunity to pose for a photo with the Hakata (traditional Japanese wooden katana) that belonged to one of the guests. 


Rugged home decoration: Japanese style home decor can also be incredibly durable. 

In 2017, a Kamiyama (Japanese woodworking table) was used for some home renovation projects. 


Cool home decor in a house that was renovated: After remodeling the house, the Japanese family decided to keep it as they had been using it as a dining table. 


Sakura-inspired  cabinet in the family’s living room: A family in Japan was having a birthday party

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