ordered poverty: dignity of simplicity

"Japanese have found beauty in what may seem imperfect to man, but which is perfect by the standards of nature. The Japanese have accepted poverty in the same way. They have embraced it and conquered it, and ultimately found beauty in it. It is a wonderful thing. The poverty of Japan has been her strength."

 

Kanjiro Kawai, We Do Not Work Alone, Kawai Kanjiro's House, Gojozaka Kyoto