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Japan Society presents “Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism”

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Fumio Sasaki at Japan Society
Fumio Sasaki, minimalist and author of the bestselling Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism, discusses how he opted for minimalism over materialism and shares his insight on this life-altering philosophy, inspired by the aesthetics and principles of traditional Zen Buddhism. Followed by a book signing and reception.

This program will be presented with simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese.

About the book:
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism is the best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo―he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.


April 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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