By Andy Couturier
Raised within the tumult of Japan’s business powerhouse, the 11 women and men profiled during this publication have all made the transition to sustainable, enjoyable lives. they're at the present time artists, philosophers, and farmers who stay deep within the mountains of rural Japan. Their lives should be uncomplicated, but they're surrounded via the luxuries of nature, paintings, contemplation, scrumptious meals, and an abundance of time. For example:
Atsuko Watanabe is an environmentalist and home-schooler who explores Christian mysticism whereas elevating her daughters in an previous farmhouse Akira Ito is an ex–petroleum engineer who has turn into a painter and children’s e-book illustrator and explores the position of chi (life power) within the universe via artwork and song Kogan Murata grows rice and crafts stylish bamboo flutes that he performs for alms within the surrounding villages Jinko Kaneko is an exceptional artist and upholstery dyer who runs a Himalayan-style curry eating place within the Japan Alps via proposing the trips of those ordinary—yet exceptional—people, Andy Couturier indicates how we can also trip a significant course of residing easily, with appreciate for our groups and our average assets. once we depart in the back of the great burdens of salary hard work, debt, pressure, and day-by-day busyness, we develop wealthy in a complete new approach. those jap are pioneers in a feeling; drawing on conventional japanese religious knowledge, they've got cast a brand new variety of modernity, and of their luck is a lesson for us all: dwell a existence that concerns.
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A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance by Andy Couturier