Japan philosophy of Kodawari - man working on his craft

Fancy Jasper – Experiencing Japan: Kodawari


Welcome to the Fancy Jasper: Experiencing Japan.

Japanese working culture has received a bad rep globally, known for its long hours and strictness across the board. But within Japan, Kodawari plays an important part in how its people view their work as more than just a job. Our first video looks at the perception of one’s career as a craft, and the pursuit of perfecting this craft as it’s the true purpose in their commitment to it.

Through a few different crafts we were able to explore what it means to devote oneself to their work, which you can check out here.