This wonderful and inspiring book describes the encounters the author has had with ten ordinary Japanese men and women who have left behind mainstream life and are living radical and simple lives, surrounded by nature and an abundance of time. It’s not a practical book on self-sufficiency but personally I think it’s more powerful than that because it’s utterly from-the-ground-up inspirational, and in these tricky times it made me feel optimistic. It’s a great account of finding joy and self-fulfilment and all the time it’s informed by a tasteful and elegant Japanese aesthetic. Read this book and be changed.
406pp, 229 x 150 mm, Paperback, 2017, RRP £16.99