Do you ever wonder why Japanese
show so much respect for the reso-
urces they have? It is because that
the concept MOTTAINAI has been
embedded into Japanese culture.
MOTTAINAI in Japanese refers to
physical waste and to wasteful
action. Read this article to get to
know more about MOTTAINAI
and Japanese used markets.
MOTTAINAI is an ancient Buddhist term from
Japan which means to respect for the resources
around you, to not waste resources, and to use
them with a sense of gratitude.
It is conveying a sense of regret concerning waste.
The expression "Mottainai!" can be uttered alone
as an exclamation when something is wasted,
meaning "what a waste!" roughly.
Japanese environmentalists have used the term
MOTTAINAI to encourage people to practice "
3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) ", and Kenyan
environmentalist Wangari Maathai used the term
at the United Nations as a slogan to promote en-
vironmental protection which is called MOTTAINAI
Campaign. So far, MOTTAINAI has been spread
around the world as a common keyword for
Because of the prevalent of the MOTTAINAI
culture, the Japanese used markets are so far
very prosperous. There is a wide variety of
second-hand markets in Japan, such as used
clothes, used car tires, used electric equipment
and all categories you can imagine.
Japanese used products are popular from over-
seas customers for the items are clean and are
properly repaired by shops when you purchased
them. Moreover, since a maintenance guarantee
period is usually attached to the sold products,
there is no need to worry about quality issues.
At Alibaba.com, there are numerous suppliers who would like to deliver Japanese
high quality used goods to the world with the spirit of "MOTTAINAI".
Today, we are confronted with several urgent challenges from the rapid depletion of resources.
The earth needs us to choose a more environmentally friendly lifestyle like "MOTTAINAI".
By using second-hand goods, you can also incorporate MOTTAINAI into your life from now.
So what are you waiting for?