- Jul 4, 2020
Shokunin - Artisan Diary Community
Do you consider yourself to be particularly devoted to a discipline?
Programming? Art? Cooking? Construction? Sports? Hiking? Design? Gaming? Writing? Otherwise?
Are you in the process of devoting your life to this? Document some of your more meaningful moments, revelations, observations here to inspire yourself and others.
Let us share in your journey.
Seek moral support for ventures, suggestions, critiques, offer the same. Let's hope the mods will scrub, from this thread, anybody who abuses this trust.
“The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning. The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness. … The shokunin has a social obligation to work his/her best for the general welfare of the people. This obligation is both spiritual and material, in that no matter what it is, the shokunin’s responsibility is to fulfill the requirement.” – Tasio Odate