Azby Brown, Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan
A glimpse into Japan's past teaches that "just enough" may be the key to going green. In his new book Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan, Brown takes us behind the scenes, revealing the complex and ingenious techniques that put Japanese traditional life in harmony with nature. Around 200 years ago, during the Edo period, the Japanese confronted the same issues that the world faces now: energy, water, materials, food and population. The way Japan resolved these issues was to take "just enough" from the world. Learn about a mentality that can serve as a blueprint for greener living today.
Azby Brown is also the author of The Genius of Japanese Carpentry (1995), Small Spaces (1996), The Japanese Dream House (2001), and The Very Small Home (2005).
Co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club and Japan Society Northern California.