1. It does make sense when you think about it in the context of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. Traditional Japanese culture focuses more on a smaller number of things or actions in one perfect way e.g. with flower arranging you would have a small number of flowers to arrange precisely, not a big bunch (and in fact having more flowers could limit your options for arrangement).

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    1. They’re onto something.

      I remember noticing when I first moved out that I felt a lot more calm when my home was neat and tidy, but it’s only been in the last few years that I’ve actively become more minimalist. I’m still amazed at the amount of stuff I do own, but yes, I’m taking a (tea!) leaf from the Japanese and focusing on less stuff, more deliberately.

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