The Danish have their "hygge", used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special. Now the Japanese introduce their version of hygge, known as Ikigai pronounced (ee-kee-gah-ee), the concept that means "a reason for being." Ikigai is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. Also, the word is used to refer to mental and spiritual circumstances under which individuals feel that their lives are valuable. It's not linked to one's financial status.
Putting together insights from Japanese history, philosophy, and modern culture, plus stories from renowned sushi chef Jiro Ono, anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, and others, Ken Mogi skillfully shows the way to awaken your ikigai.