Using What You Have is One of the Secrets for Sustainable Prosperity

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I said that MOTTAINAI was often used in the context of reuse. Reusing old things is becoming popular in Japan now. Living in a Kominka, a traditional style house is one, wearing a Kimono, a traditional costume is another.

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Since we live in a Kominka, we have a lot of Kimonos; my wife has been wearing them regularly. This year I started wearing Kimonos, too.

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I feel very wealthy wearing them; they have so much richness from the history. I feel part of the culture inheriting strength and wisdom from the people in the past.

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It is high quality, too and MOTTAINAI not to wear it.

 

You don’t need to buy expensive clothes; you can just use what you have to feel prosperous.

 

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