There’s very little in the way of commerce near Yaeca Home Store in the upscale residential neighborhood of Shirokane. Located on a quiet street on a quiet hill, the concept shop is hidden behind the unmarked front door of a pretty but otherwise unremarkable house. Inside and to the right, a few pieces of handsome wooden furniture populate the living room. Vintage speakers pipe soothing, ambient music into the space. There are no price tags on anything. In the kitchen, a woman behind glass is operating a KitchenAid mixer, and there’s a tray of unbaked cookies on the counter in front of her. On a table on the other side of the glass, baked versions of the treats are neatly packaged in white wrappers and arranged in rows. Upstairs, in the bedroom, a few racks of black, white, camel and navy clothing stand in the center of the room. Made in Japan, the pieces are unisex This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.