Omoiyari: The Japanese Art of Compassion (UK Edition)

October 30, 2020
Omoiyari: The Japanese Art of Compassion (UK Edition)

'Omoiyari is a form of selfless compassion – putting yourself inthe shoes of others, and from their perspective anticipating theirneeds, acting in a way that might make them at ease, happy orcomfortable.'This book will help you embrace omoiyari and bring joy andhappiness into your own life and the lives of others. Care,consideration and empathy underpin all aspects of daily life inJapan and are essential to the social spirit. From Omotenashi(Japanese hospitality), Kirei (cleanliness and organisation) andMottainai (reducing waste) to Zakka (finding beauty in the mundane)and Senbazaru (the origami art of folding one thousand papercranes), there are so many different ways that the Japaneseemphasise the importance of community and helping others.With practical and actionable advice throughout, you can learnhow to incorporate Japanese culture and the art of compassion intoyour daily life, because even the smallest of considerate actionscan make a world of difference.