Welcome to zero = abundance!
Zero = Abundance is your online resource to re-define “happiness” by exploring the potential of “less is more,” leveraging Japanese Zen aesthetics. We offer a variety of ideas and stories on the minimalist lifestyle, design/architecture, business and social change that will help design your own happiness without relying on “more stuff.”
Three pillars of our website:
- Japanese aesthetics such as “wabi-sabi,” which were heavily influenced by Zen philosophy
- Japanese architecture and design, both traditional and modern. Most of our contents are directly from Japan that have never been translated into other languages.
- The “Less is more economy,” which encompasses all the elements we discuss into one concept as a guide to pursue happiness in today’s world, which is full of new kind of uncertainties and risks.
Author and Founder, InterAction Green
Born in Japan into the family of a Buddhist priest, Mihoyo pursued undergraduate studies at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (BA in French Literature). After moving to the United States, she competed MS in Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She currently lives in Sacramento, CA where she engages in sustainability projects.
While sharing on the site a variety of Japanese design sources that have never been translated into English, she also travels to Japan to cover stories on arts, design, architecture and philosophy. Her recent writing work includes a translation into Japanese of “The Big Pivot (Harvard Business Review Press)” by Andrew S. Winston.
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