A plethora of Japanese philosophy, history, and culture are revealed in this prescription on living life with ikigai--a Japanese concept that encapsulates living life with purpose and pleasure. Narrator Matt Addis conveys a sense of wonder as he reveals examples on how ikigai is deeply immersed in Japanese life. Despite instances when overmodulation distorts some words, Addis's reading clearly defines the Five Pillars--steps that provide the foundation for ikigai to flourish. There are only a few mispronunciations as Addis navigates the abundance of Japanese names and words in this journey through the nation's culture, traditions, and contemporary mores. Happily, these are relatively easily overlooked, given the delight Addis infuses into his narration. M.F. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2018
CD ISBN 9781977303745 $24.99 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781977353740 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $9.99
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