NAGOMI is the Japanese ideology that advocates embracing everything life throws at us so we can live peacefully and harmoniously. There is no translation for the word nagomi in the English language, and yet it should be in everyone’s vocabulary. A popular and common concept in Japan, to achieve nagomi is to have peace of mind, emotional balance and wellbeing. This philosophy can be found at the very heart of Japanese culture, from the way food is prepared (mixing sweet, salt, sour, bitter and umami) to the way the ephemerality of the cherry blossom season is celebrated.
We know that every life will have joys and sorrows, opportunities and misfortunes, but in The Way of Nagomi, global bestselling author Ken Mogi explains why it’s important to truly accept the way of the world and balance all of these experiences, both positive and negative. By delving into Japan’s history, traditions and culture and providing a toolkit to help us to achieve satisfaction in our lives, Ken shows how we can all create nagomi for ourselves.