Masters of Living

The Japanese word Shokunin (職人) is defined as 'craftsman' or 'artisan,' but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning.

"To be a Shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies an attitude and social consciousness. The Shokunin has a social obligation to work their 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