With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanising world. Not only is Japan the mother of all metropolis’ but with two thirds of the country covered in forest, there is still much respect and celebration of the natural world, with people perfectly placed to make the most of the green space around them. From the art of making tea, to going for a hike, or celebrating imperfections, there are ceremonies the Japanese have been honing for centuries that thrive alongside modern traditions and practices of well-being. From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese. From Japanese writer, Yutaka Yazawa, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to the country of Japan, full of inspiration and insight to help you experience the very best of Japanese design, cookery, philosophy, and culture. So get outdoors, be gracious to your neighbour and start harmonizing your all too busy life.
From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese. With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanising world. Not only is Japan the mother of all metropolis’ but with two thirds of the country covered in forest, there is still much respect and celebration of the natural world, with people perfectly placed to make the most of the green space around them. From the art of making tea, to going for a hike, or celebrating imperfections, there are ceremonies the Japanese have been honing for centuries that thrive alongside modern traditions and practices of well-being. From Japanese writer, Yutaka Yazawa, The Little Book of Japanese Living is the pocket edition of his popular insider guide to the country of Japan, full of inspiration and insight to help you experience the very best of Japanese design, cookery, philosophy, and culture. So get outdoors, be gracious to your neighbour and start harmonizing your all too busy life.
The secret Japanese way to live a happy and long life
Author: Ken Mogi
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
AS HEARD ON THE STEVE WRIGHT SHOW 'FORGET HYGGE. IT'S ALL ABOUT IKIGAI (THAT'S JAPANESE FOR A HAPPY LIFE)' The Times Find out how to live a long and happy life thanks to the ikigai miracle, a Japanese philosophy that helps you find fulfilment, joy and mindfulness in everything you do. It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks 4th in the world, while Japanese women's ranks 2nd. But perhaps this comes as no surprise when you know that the Japanese understanding of ikigai is embedded in their daily life and in absolutely everything that they do. In their professional careers, in their relationships with family members, in the hobbies they cultivate so meticulously. Ken Mogi identifies five key pillars to ikigai: Pillar 1: Starting small Pillar 2: Releasing yourself Pillar 3:Harmony and sustainability Pillar 4:The joy of little things Pillar 5:Being in the here and now The Japanese talk about ikigai as 'a reason to get up in the morning'. It is something that keeps one's enthusiasm for life going, whether you are a cleaner of the famous Shinkansen bullet train, the mother of a newborn child or a Michelin-starred sushi chef. The Five Pillars at the heart of everything they do. But how do you find your own ikigai? How does ikigai contribute to happiness? Neuroscientist and bestselling Japanese writer Ken Mogi provides an absorbing insight into this way of life, incorporating scientific research and first-hand experience, and providing a colourful narrative of Japanese culture and history along the way.
Japanese philosophy Ikigai is the meaning of life or some important good reason that causes a person to wake up in the morning, and the discovery of which brings satisfaction and gives more significance and fullness of human life. Many people look for a reason to get up in the morning, but few people understand that it is necessary to look inside your soul, listening to your inner voice, and not to succumb to the opinion of others. The finding your ikigai is a fundamentally important task for everyone who seeks to live a long, happy life filled with meaning, and not just to exist in our difficult world. If a person has found his destination, his life is filled with joy, energy and harmony, and its quality and duration will increase. My book is a great guide that can make you happy person. Today you will learn how to cope with stress, understand that it is important to do business that brings you pleasure, you realize that makes you vulnerable, you look differently at your work and hobbies, you will see the beauty that you have not noticed before, and feel the joy of every day of your life. Opening the main business of your life will require a significant investment of your time and energy. You will have to make a meaningful and important decision. Unfortunately, many people understand its necessity too late. The sooner you start searching for your ikigai, the sooner you will feel calm and satisfaction from your life. It is never too late to start looking for ikigai! However, the earlier you start searching, the more chances you have to find the right direction that will easily replace motivating trainings and unsuccessful attempts to force yourself to love what you do not like. Such search need a lot of work, energy and awareness. Please be patient! The search can take years and the most important thing in it is to keep looking for your ikigai. In addition, my book will teach you to be happy and live every day with joy and enthusiasm. It will help you improve your health, establish relationships with people at work and at home, you can live in harmony with yourself. This is a great guide to improve the quality of your life. It is a simple, concise and understandable book based on an ancient Japanese concept. I am sure that my book and Japanese philosophy will help you find your ikigai and make you a happy person.
***NOW A BESTSELLER: ‘I read it and it’s bewitched me ever since. I’m spellbound’ – Chris Evans*** We all have an ikigai. Even if we don’t know it yet. Ikigai translates as ‘a reason to live’ or ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’. It’s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet: a point of perfect balance, and perfect fulfilment. On the Japanese island of Okinawa, people live longer than anywhere else in the world. There, finding your ikigai is considered the key to longevity – and to happiness. The Okinawans know that all lives are valuable; for them, your ikigai is the lens that will help bring your value into focus. Both inspiring and comforting, this book will help you uncover your own ikigai, and equip you to change your life. Leave stress and urgency behind, and throw yourself into finding your purpose, nurturing your friendships, and pursuing your passions. Make every day of your life joyful and meaningful with Ikigai. ______________________________ 'Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Science-based studies weave beautifully into honest, straight-talking conversation you won’t be able to put down. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.' Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Happiness Equation
Why It Works, Why It Doesn't: Economics in Everyday Life
Author: James Mak
Pubpsher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Business & Economics
This collection of twenty-six essays furnishes concise explanations of everyday Japanese life in simplified economic terms. They begin with such questions as, Do Japanese live better than Americans? Why don't Japanese workers claim all their overtime? Why don't Japanese use personal checking accounts? Why do Japanese give and receive so many gifts? The essays are written in non-technical, accessible language intended for the undergraduate or advanced placement high school student taking an economics course or studying Japan in a social science course. The general reader will find the book a fascinating compendium of facts on Japanese culture and daily life.
Eco Living Japan presents contemporary Japanese houses which exemplify the most recent trends in sustainable design in Japan. This is wabi-sabi for the 21st century! Japan is equally as well known for its ecologically-sensitive traditional homes as it is for cutting-edge, green technology. With over 250 photos, drawings, plans and lively, informative text, this sustainable architecture book offers a picture of green living in contemporary Japan and provides inspiration and practical ideas for those creating homes in North America and other 4 season climates. Each project presents different aspects of Japan's current movement toward a more sustainable living environment as well as its focus on fine craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. The book's content is informative and enjoyable for both professional architects and forward-thinking homeowners. Anyone with an interest in Japanese design and trends in sustainable living will find fresh ideas for their own home projects. These homes work in harmony with their environments and with the people who inhabit them— "green design" at its best!
How to live Japanese delivered through 100 familiar modern icons - humble emojis. These Japanese inventions, used around the world by billions, are simple, playful gateways into the essential elements of Japanese living. Cherry blossom, autumn leaves, love hotel, manner mode, kimono, lantern, the star festival, moon viewing, mount fuji, bullet train, the tokyo tower, noh theater, anime, hanafuda, panda, snow monkey, chopsticks, ramen, sushi, bento, sake and green tea - they are all on your phone and explained inside this book... Covers: weather and seasons, getting around, attire, relationships, etiquette, traditions, festivities, national icons, sports, leisure, fauna, eating and drinking.
Atrévete a no gustar te mostrará cómo desatar todo tu poder interior para tener el valor ser tú mismo, enseñándote una forma de pensar profundamente liberadora que te permitirá desarrollar el coraje para cambiar e ignorar las limitaciones que nosotros y las personas que nos rodean nos han impuesto. Escrito en forma de diálogo entre un filósofo y un joven, al estilo socrático, este libro es un acercamiento al mundo del autoconocimiento y las enseñanzas de Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung y Alfred Adler al alcance de todos. Atrévete a ser la persona que realmente quieres ser.