For those of you who would have gotten so wrapped up in the World Cup that you don't want it to end, I have good news. You can live in a soccer ball! That would be like a World Cup that never ended. Plus your soccer ball home floats, and can survive earthquakes. The largest size even has space for a karaoke room.
So, the next time you are in the Gifu Prefecture, think about a quick trip to the showroom in Yamagata City, and get yourself a Barier:
I have to say, at first I thought thesse things were just kind of funny, but the concept is growing on me. With modular design, you just add new modules as your family grows. Sink one into the ground and you've got yourself a wine cellar. Small ones for dogs. I'm sold, nutty japanese businessmen. Sign me up.