A Japanese style gear room that looks just like a shop, with excellent storage. [stylish interior look]

3 years ago

If you’re a hobbyist, you shouldn’t store collection away, but rather decorate them in a visible place. If you do that, you will naturally feel invigorated, and it will become a part of the interior, killing two birds with one stone!

Here, you can see a fashionable room that excellently stores and displays the hobbyists collection. Let’s take a look at the various storage techniques and learn some new rules of thumb.


A storage method for remodeling a Japanese-style room.

Inatani is located between the central and southern Japanese alps. Mr. Takemura, runs the shop “Clamp” there. In addition to bicycle parts, trail running clothing, fishing equipment, and even old equipment are lined up, and it is one of the important shops to support the outdoor activities in this city.

A plywood panel is place on the tatami mat to create a an outdoor gear room. Remove the sliding doors of the closet helps secure storage space to prevent it from getting damp. The idea of hanging storage that makes effective use of the ceiling and sliding doors as well for drying wet gear is a great idea.


Outdoor gear that has blended into everyday life.

“For me, doing outdoor activities is the same as eating or taking a nap, it’s just a part of everyday life”.

Mr. Takemura is clearly an outdoor hobbyist himself. His home is on the second floor of the store, and the floor space between the customers is used as a storage area for various gear.

OSB plywood is laid on the tatami mats to allow for easy bike maintenance. There are multiple bicycles for use, and the one that is especially popular among them, is the Crazy Sheep big horn. A semi-fat bike that is easy to run on a lot of roads.

Bicycles, skis, snowshoes, outwear, and even kayaks are displayed, making the space look just like a shop.

“The interior isn’t very particular, is it?” “If you’re willing to give up your traditional views of interior, you can make a room where you can easily store and take out the gear.”

A part of the closet has been removed, a two-stage box and a wire box have been placed, which was devised to make it easy to access the stored gear in the back.

It is a wooden house so you can make holes freely with nails and screws. A hook bolt has been installed in the ceiling rod, and an S-shaped hook used to hold the snowshoe. This storage method also helps to dry the wet gear after returning from the outdoors.

The shelves where small items are placed are available at the Kodama, an antique shop run separately by the owner of the “Clamp”. There are many regular customers because they are open for only three days a month and have reasonable prices. You can also purchase home furniture here.

Caps are hung on S hooks lined along the window curtain rails. It is easy to select from a wide variety of caps. In this way, Mr. Takemura seems to be setting up storage spaces everywhere in the house and maximizing the space.

Boots are lined up side by side on the cutting board placed in front of the rack so that they are easy to pick up. Next to it, a picture of a trail ride being enjoyed with his pet dog is displayed in a vintage frame, which he got from “Kodama”.

As I mentioned earlier, it is quite natural for Mr. Takemura to set up an outdoor store as a part of his daily life, and to store all his items in this unique manner.