At the moment, there are about 200 objects in Fumio Sasaki’s apartment. But before, it was cluttered with junk and useless stuff. He was lazy, he complained about not having enough money, and couldn’t find time for his hobbies. Everything changed when he learned about the minimalist lifestyle.
In general, the traditional Japanese culture is all about simplicity or Zen — the philosophy that is supposed to clear your mind and that gave us things like calligraphy and haiku. This is why many famous minimalists are people from Japan. They refuse modern consumer culture and they only have the most necessary things. This lifestyle is also becoming popular in the West. For example, Marie Condo’s decluttering technique is used in Europe and the US.
We at Bright Side agree that this philosophy deserves a chance and Fumio Sasaki’s story is definitely worth sharing.