Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism


Do you ever think about happiness in terms of possessions? In the consumer society, it is difficult to get rid of the unnecessary items when it’s hard to even tell what you need and what you don’t. Fumio Sasaki decided to show us the good sides of minimalism in his book called Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism.

The author wanted to stop comparing himself to others and gain freedom, gratitude, and fulfillment. In this book, he shares his living experiences but also gives specific tips on how to enrich your life with owning less. After deciding to detach himself from ordinary life, Fumio Sasaki started living in a one bedroom apartment in Tokyo that has almost no furniture. In his closet, he has just 20 pieces and around 150 items in the apartment all together.

After spending years in a messy apartment, it took him around a year to reduce the things he owned to a minimum. Now, instead of spending his time shopping, he got interested in outdoor activities and spends most of his time outdoors. Also, it takes him just a few minutes to clean the entire apartment. You can learn more about his minimalistic lifestyle in 16 pages of Goodbye, Things but also check out the video.

Get it from Amazon here.

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