Due to Covid-19, shipping times may be longer than usual. Thank you for supporting us!

The Book of Ichigo Ichie

1 item left


From the jacket cover: Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever–an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie (pronounced itchy-GO itchy-A). Often spoken in Japan when greeting someone or saying goodbye, to convey that the encounter is unique and special, it is a tenet of Zen Buddhism and is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or “ceremony of attention,” whose intricate rituals compel us to focus on the present moment.

Every one of us contains a key that can open the door to attention, harmony with others, and love of life. And that key is ichigo ichie.