BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170404T000000Z DTEND:20170404T000000Z DESCRIPTION:A growing movement in Japan is choosing to part with their poss essions and appreciate the beauty of less. These extreme minimalists may l imit their wardrobe to only 20 items of clothing or choose to forgo a bed\ , paring their home down to the bare essentials. Inspired by the aesthetic s and principles of traditional Zen Buddhism\, Japan&rsquo\;s new minimali sts say their transformation to simple living has freed them to spend time on other pursuits. <strong>Fumio Sasaki</strong>\, minimalist and author of <em>Goodbye\, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism\, </em>joins us at Ja pan Society to discuss how he opted for minimalism over materialism and sh are his insight on this life-altering philosophy. <em>Followed by a book s igning reception.</em>\n DTSTAMP:20230331T135447Z SUMMARY:Goodbye\, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism URL:/en/events/2017/04/04/goodbye-things-the-new-japanese-minimalism/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR