Japanese social class system explained

Why are the Japanese all convinced they are middle class?

How did Japanese homes get the reputation for being minimalist when every home I’ve been in has countless stuff hanging of the ceiling and walls? 

It’s a social class thing. By just showing one hanging scroll in your tokonoma alcove(but a different one every time a guest comes), you not only show your exquisite taste, but also the fact that you have a fireproofed kura storehouse to keep your stuff in

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