Anton Wormann is a Swedish model who bought an old abandoned house in Tokyo, Japan in order to renovate it into his dream home.
In a video online, Anton explained: “I basically bought this house without having a further inspection. So to say the least, I found some really interesting stuff.”
Anton has been living in Japan for over four years and he managed to buy the home “very cheap” because of how old the home was and how long it had been abandoned. He discovered that the previous owners had left behind all their things, plus the house needed a lot of cleaning.
However, Anton appeared excited to explore his new home and was thrilled to discover the bathroom was covered in bright pink tiles, and that the home appeared to have large open windows despite it apparently being common to have smaller windows in Japanese homes.
He said: “I was lucky and probably found the cheapest two-story house in central Tokyo possible.”
Since moving in, Anton has been cleaning up and repairing things, but has been delighted to find many trinkets that the previous owners have left behind which he intends to keep.
He has said the home has “enormous potential” and is planning on turning it into a Swedish-styled home using natural materials.
Anton said: “When you buy akiya (abandoned houses) in Japan, you usually buy usually buy them in its current state, which meant I was responsible for trash disposal.”
In the home, Anton discovered a “huge vinyl collection” tucked away in a wardrobe and was also been thrilled to find a pair of old yet “beautiful” wooden chests in the bedroom which were filled with kimonos, a traditional Japanese garment.
In an updated video, Anton said he has been happy to find even more things tucked away in the attic.
He said: “You won’t believe what I found in the attic of my abandoned Japanese house…chotto yabi koto mitsukentan desuyo! [I found something crazy!].”
Anton found a historic Japanese hammer which he believes may be over 100 years old, and he believes the people who originally built the house may have forgotten it.
However, after speaking with his friends, Anton discovered that the builder likely put the hammer there for good luck and as a sign they built the home, which Anton explained is a Japanese tradition.
In the comment section, many people said the hammer was best left alone to so continue the streak of good luck. One person wrote: “I hope you leave it there, you don’t mess with hammer luck.”
Someone else said: “Bro, your house is gonna be crazy haunted” while another person wrote: “It’s bad luck to remove it.”