My name is Sachiaki Takamiya. I am a writer and sustainable life coach. As a writer, I have written many books. My best-known work is a spiritual adventure novel called Tenjo-no-Symphony which was published in Japanese from Kodansha in 2006. In English, I have written books called Zen and a Way of Sustainable Prosperity, IKIGAI BUSINESS, and IKIGAI DIET.

I live in a small rural town called Hino Town in Shiga Prefecture Japan, where I lead a sustainable lifestyle; I grow vegetables using organic farming and natural farming, make fermented foods such as miso and natto, have a network of friends who live sustainably in Hino Town, Shiga Prefecture, and all over Japan.

I studied Kawaguchi Style Natural Farming at Marugasaki Natural Farming Group for 2 years, and I have met many people who practice natural farming, organic farming, are involved in ecovillages, and transition towns since I have written novels dealing with these topics.

I lived in England in my early 20s where I studied Shiatsu and macrobiotics at British School of Shiatsu, studied different kinds of psychotherapies at Center for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, and School of Hypnosis and Advanced Psychotherapy. I was fully involved in holistic movement there including visiting Findhorn.

I created a new diet called Ikigai Diet based on traditional Japanese natural health culture seen in macrobiotics, natural farming, natural medicine, and ancient martial arts with modern understanding of health and wellness. Having spent my early 20s in England, I feel I can contribute a lot to help the health of European people. My mission now is to spread Ikigai Diet to the Western countries so that I can support the microbiota of many people.