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Zabuton: sitting mat or cushion

  Zabuton is a small futon (bedding) that is placed underneath the legs or buttocks when sitting on the floor. Zabuton is very similar to the cushions used in the West, but zabuton is supposed to help one feel more

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Nagaya: row houses

Nagaya is a type of traditional Japanese apartment complex. Nagaya is usually rental housing and is a long one-storied building divided into sections that house individual families. In the Edo Period (1603-1867), nagaya was the average house for townspeople and rōnin

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