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A Little Book of Japanese Contentments

A Little Book of Japanese Contentments

Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi, and More

By Erin Niimi Longhurst


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With the longest healthy life spans in the world, Japanese people understand the art of living well. This beautiful book distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to wellbeing, providing easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life. With sections on kokoro (heart and mind) and karada (body), plus a guide on how to form and nurture good habits, the book includes entries on ikigai (living with purpose), wabi-sabi (the beauty of imperfection and impermanence), shinrinyoku (forest bathing), ikebana (the art of flower arranging), and much more. Richly illustrated, A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a warm invitation to cultivate contentment in everyday life.

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Pages: 288 pp;

Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2018
ISBN: 9781452174136
Erin Niimi Longhurst is a writer and blogger based in the UK.

Ryo Takemasa is an illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan.