In association with

Shokunin and Devotion

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

April 19, 2022

a project of ServiceSpace

Shokunin and Devotion

One who is obedient to nature receives the blessings of nature.

– Soetsu Yanagi –

Shokunin and Devotion

“The Japanese word shokunin is often translated as ‘artisan’ in English. Although it isn’t incorrect by definition, the translation seems to lose the spirit of what a shokunin does,” says Sachiko Matsuyama, “I have never been interested in simply defining what a shokunin is. I believe the complexity of the shokunin spirit exists beyond the confines of an occupation. By drawing boundaries and defining who qualifies as a shokunin, we may be limiting our understanding of the ways in which such spirit is manifested in this world.” In collaboration with 5 other shokunin, Matsuyama attempts to distill some of the unique elements of a shokunin’s inner and outer life that manifest through their work. Discover those elements here. { read more }

Be The Change

Check out this BBC article on the future of Japanese artisans. { more }

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Give Back

Big Picture Competition: Celebrating Earth’s Diversity

Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable

Advice from 100-Year-Olds

On the Road with Thomas Merton

Smile Big
Love Freely
Give Back

2021: Resources for the Journey

Words Can Change Your Brain

5 Poems to Celebrate National Poetry Month

9 Rules for the Woke Birdwatcher

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 242,277 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: