LWIF EP47: Japanese Kitchen Tour

Take a Japanese kitchen tour with Aiko and Shin.

Japanese kitchens tend to be a lot smaller than Canadian or American kitchens, probably about half the size. They also don’t usually come with ovens, but instead, they have broilers for fish, that are called roasters.

If you do want an oven, you can buy counter top units that can often both act as an oven and a microwave at the same time.

Because space is limited, dishwashers aren’t a standard appliance. If you decide to get one, they can either sit on the counter, or go under the shelves. They’re usually about half the size of North American dishwashers.

Counter space is also at a premium. We were very happy to have the little counter space that you see in the video. In our previous apartment, we only had a few inches between the stove and the sink where we could put a cutting board.

What’s a kitchen like where you’re from?

Next Community Video Project: Streets!

For the next community video project, we’re looking for videos about what outside your house is like. So please use the form below to submit yours.

Tips for making your video

I wrote an article and made a video about tips on making your own video, so please check that out. But, here’s some additional tips I have after watching the first set of community submitted videos:

  • If someone can film you, that’s generally results in the best quality.
  • You don’t have to be in front of the camera, but it makes it more interesting to watch.
  • Try not to move the camera around too quickly. Slow and steady wins the race!
  • The personal touches make it interesting.
  • Watch out for sound quality. The closer you are to the camera, the better audio you’ll get – not too close though 🙂
  • Watch out for lighting. If you’re standing in front of a brightly lit window, unless you have a nice camera, they don’t tend to handle it very well.
  • Anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes will work. We probably won’t use the whole video, but you can always publish to YouTube and we’ll embed it on the lifewhereimfrom.com site.

Video Submission Form

Deadline is end of day, September 12th, 2016 (in whatever time zone you’re in)

Submit your video using the form below!