Sustainable Ideas From Japan
As our lives become ever more satiated with things and clutter, the philosphy of less is more becomes ever more appealing. In Japan, minimalism has been a part of art and philosophy for centuries, so it makes sense to look to the country for inspiration on how to live an uncluttered life. You can certainly find a way to incorporate principles of Japanese minimalism into your everyday life!
When it comes to eco-friendly practices for the 21st century, there is perhaps no better source of inspiration than the past. Let’s take a look at a time where items handcrafted from natural resources were used, reused, and repurposed as a means in respect to nature and in respect to quality craftsmanship. The time is 19th century Japan. The place: Edo, center of Japanese politics and culture for nearly three centuries.