Anglepoised Notes

Craftman’s spirit

There is a similar craftman’s spirit (“shokunin kishitsu” or “shokunin katagi”) in Europe. Yet in Europe I can see it coming alive only from a certain level of sophistication. –In Japan, even ordinary jobs such as cleaning and cooking are filled with this craftman’s spirit. It is common sense in Japan.

Kenya Hara, On Japanese Aesthetics

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Paul Love

Written by Paul Love who lives and works in Edinburgh building useful things.