By Shani Silver

Published on September 27, 2016

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Photography by Takumi Ota via mymodernmet.com

In the trees of Shizuoka in Japan (sometimes called the “Japanese Riviera,” lies Jikka, a commune of tent-like cottages designed by Toyko-based architect Issei Suma. Jikka is a retirement community designed to be a calm, relaxing place tucked away in trees and mountains. Created specifically for two women as they approached the age for retirement, Jikka is not simply a place to live, but it is also a facility that prepares and distributes meals to the area’s elderly population. Explore inside this inspiring structure and learn more about Jikka here

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Photography by Takumi Ota via mymodernmet.com