Zen proverb 27 : Ichigoichie


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Ichigo Ichie.”

This proverb is very familiar with Japanese.

“Ichigo” means a period from birth to death of your life.

“Ichie” means only one meeting.

Did you meet your friend yesterday?

It might be the last meeting with him.

Did you devote all your energy to being hospitable to your friend?

We should put importance on each meeting with love.