Minimalism is taking over. Figures like Marie Kondo are becoming famous by spreading the gospel of throwing everything out and keeping just what you need.The movement is most prominent in Japan, where the influence of Zen Buddhism instills a desire for simplicity. There, less is more.There are also practical concerns. It's cheaper to be a minimalist, and because Japan is regularly beset by earthquakes, it doesn't always make sense to have a lot of valuable possessions lying around. Nearly half of earthquake injuries come from falling objects.Take a look into the sparse aesthetic of minimalism:SEE ALSO:After sleeping in a converted NYC taxi, I have a new respect for the young professionals living in vans to save moneyIn Japan, some bedrooms are so stripped down that they don't even have beds.What does a minimalist keep in his fridge' Not much.The bathrooms also keep it simple.See the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..