A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a beautiful book that distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to wellbeing.
A richly illustrated journey through Japanese culture that leads to a more mindful and gratified life: With the longest healthy life spans in the world, Japanese people understand the art of living well. With A Little Book of Japanese Contentments, anyone can explore the timeless philosophies as they relate to almost every aspect of life.
• Provides easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life
• Includes sections on kokoro (heart and mind) and karada (body), plus a guide on how to form and nurture good habits. Also 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
• Features an exquisite layout filled with aesthetically pleasing photographs and illustrations that help capture the culture and bring it to life.
"With this book, I want to inspire and provide guidance on ways to enrich and complement your lifestyle through a new lens." — Erin Niimi Longhurst, Author
A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a warm invitation to cultivate happiness in everyday life.
Erin Niimi Longhurst is a writer and blogger based in the UK. Ryo Takemasa is an illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan.
Makes an excellent and unique gift for friends and loved ones that are interested in Japanese culture and philosophies.