Japonisme: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-sabi and more Niimi Longhurst

51+zelYWsmL._AC_US218_Pub: Harper Thorsons

A Japanese-inspired guide to living a happier, more fulfilled life.

Japonisme explores the Japanese art of finding
contentment and includes practical tips and tricks
to live a happier, healthier, more thoughtful life.
What is your ikigai (purpose)? How do you practice mindfulness in the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life?
From shinrinyoku (forest bathing), calligraphy, ikebana
(fl ower arranging) to tea ceremonies and their approach to
food, the Japanese have found contentment through traditions,philosophies, and the practice of art. This book shows how we can all incorporate aspects of Japonisme into our daily lives.
Enhance your lifestyle and enrich your mind by looking at life
through the lens of wabi-sabi (the transient nature of life),
kintsugi (repairing broken ceramics with gold) or kaizen
(habit-forming techniques), in an accessible, practical way


The Danish have ‘Hygge’, Italians have ‘Dolce far Niente and the Japanese..

well they just seem to have everything covered in the art of living a calm, peaceful and productive life.

Japonisme, is a wonderful book. I have always been interested in their traditions and ceremonies and devoured the wisdom within it’s pages. It will be a well thumbed guide for me, if only just to remind myself to sometimes ‘stop’.

Every thing in the Japanese way of life has a meaning, everything is done with mindfulness and ritual.

In three parts, this book covers life, food, crafts self improvement and generally helps us find peace and contentment. Our lives are a continuous rush to get things done and rarely do we enjoy the process, we do not take time to ‘please ourselves’, and find time to relax.

With the tips and information provided, there are recipes also included, we can at least find small steps to enrich and improve our daily habits.

It is a must have for those of us who need more personal time and cannot find a way to have more of it.


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6 thoughts on “Japonisme: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-sabi and more Niimi Longhurst

  1. A friend has this book and I am no … on the list to borrow it. I have the danish books Hygge and Lykke which I enjoyed. I guess all we need is to slow down to take these ideas and practices on board.

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