This phrase has taught me to cherish each encounter, for “Ichigo Ichie” literally translates to “One encounter, one chance”—meaning every encounter with someone, even a friend whom you see often, should be treated as if it were a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
“Ichigo-Ichie ” Once-in-a-Lifetime Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会, literally “one time, one meeting”) is a Japanese term that describes a cultural concept often linked with famed tea master Sen no Rikyu. The term is often translated as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.”Ichi-go ichi-e is linked with Zen Buddhism and concepts of transience.
Sunday is a ponderous day. Ponder, ponder, ponder. I pondered this Japanese saying – Ichigo Ichie - "for this time only," "never again," or "one chance in a lifetime." We often forget that this moment we are in right now, is the only moment we need. What my #Tea says to me is filled with the love of "one meeting, one time." Cheers.