Japan’s cheapest cardboard bed on the market can be yours for about 5,000 yen

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster


The economics of sleeping on cardboard are trickier than you think.

Cardboard beds became big news last year when the Olympics came to Tokyo and everyone thought they were some sort of enforced abstinence measure. Actually, they’ve been around for quite a while in Japan, mainly for use at evacuation centers because they are quick and easy to mass produce, transport, and dispose of when finished.

However, it is also important to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep, which is especially hard when factoring in the innate prejudice people tend to have of sleeping on cardboard boxes. This

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