- Publisher: Quercus
- ISBN: 9781529401295
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Language: English
Learn to make every moment a once-in-a-lifetime experience with this definitive guide to the Japanese art of ichigo ichie, from the bestselling authors of Ikigai.’Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them’ (Marie ” Kondo) Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever-an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie. Often used to convey that the encounter is unique and special, it is a tenet of Zen Buddhism and is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or ‘ceremony of attention’, whose intricate rituals compel us to focus on the present moment.From this age-old concept comes a new kind of mindfulness. In The Book of Ichigo Ichie, you will learn to use all five senses to anchor yourself in the present. Every one of us contains a key that can open the door to attention, harmony with others, and love of life. And that key is ichigo ichie.
About the Author
Is acitizen of Japan, where he has lived for 14 years, and of Spain, where he was born. A former software engineer, he worked at CERN in Switzerland before moving to Japan where he developed voice recognition software and the technology needed for Silicon Valley start-ups to enter the Japanese market. He is the creator of the popular blog kirainet.com and the author of A Geek in Japan, the #1 bestseller in Japan.
a hopeful and practical guide to relishing everyday experiences and living in the moment ― Publisher’s Weekly
Self-improvement with a philosophical bent ― The Tablet