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Surprising innovations and the long run

One surprising innovation in the Japanese hotel industry meant growth skyrocketed during the post war boom. That innovation? Paneled walls for bathrooms. Instead of individually tiling whole bathrooms, a process that held up a lot of the construction, the paneled walls meant whole hotel rooms could be completed much quicker, and helped the development of the Japanese hotel industry remarkably.

Not only the hotel industry, but also in places like convenience stores or in housing can you see such innovations at work. Take a closer look at the brick walls of your 7-11 and you’ll notice it’s just panels with a brick-pattern sticker on top, or the inside of cafes are also very similar. Likewise you can tell that any place using proper materials is in it for the long run.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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