The Ikigai Method (El Método Ikigai)

The worldwide phenomenon that brings us closer to the secrets of a healthy and happy life.

According to the Japansese, everybody has an ikigai, a reason to exist. Some have already found it, and they know their ikigai, and some have it inside of them but are still searching for it. This is one of the secrets for a long, young and happy life like that of many of the inhabitants of Okinawa, the island with the highest rate of longest-living people in the world.

Ikigai was created by uniting the expertise in Japanese culture of Héctor García, who has been living in Japan for twelve years, and the writing skills of Francesc Miralles, the author of dozens of books and novels, and a specialist in psychology. In order to write this book, both authors were received by the mayor of Ogimi (Okinawa), a town in northern Japan with the highest rate of longevity in the world, and they interviewed more than one hundred of its inhabitants.

The project analizes the approach of the centennial Japanese people to an optimistic and vital existence, discovering how they eat, move, work, interact with others – and the best kept secret – how they find the ikigai that gives meaning to their existence and motivates them to live one hundred years at the top of their game.

Having a clear and defined ikigai, a great passion, is something that gives satisfaction, happiness and meaning to life.


RELEVANT INFORMATION: Francesc Miralles is a Spanish novelist, essay writer, translator and musician. His first novel was awarded the Premio Gran Angular. He has also been awarded the Premio Torrevieja. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages.

Héctor García is a Spanish writer and engineer living in Japan. His works have sold more than 2 million copies.

Ikigai is an international super best seller, having sold more than 1 million copies and it has been translated into 49 languages. It is top of the most important literary charts: #1 of The Los Angeles Times, #1 in Japan, #1 in Amazon UK and Amazon Spain, and #4 in Amazon USA.


What the critics have said:

“Ikigai reveals some straightforward yet transformative ways to approach modern life.” (Oprah Winfrey)

“Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them.” (Marie Kondo)


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