Japanese art - Organization

Organization is a Japanese habit, as already mentioned in clean and green Japan article, is a culture that is inserted right into childhood. Organization is a lifelong thing, but not all Japanese are fit for organization. (Article written by: Bruna Bye) 

Organization taught in schools

Students from primary school learn about organization, starting with the uniform that its use is mandatory and must be visible from the beginning of the journey to school. Going to school on foot is one of the requirements made by elementary schools that organize the routes, time and the division of the students' groups.

Schools prioritize visual standards, bathrooms and the school's outdoor area. In elementary school, they are taught to serve lunch for their colleagues, some schools ask not to send snacks from home, since the meal is nutritious and diverse. This helps to teach why one should accept something that has been offered with respect.
In schools, extra-curricular activities are adhered to and including household chores such as cleaning, cooking and even sewing.


Japanese art - organization

Students are divided into groups, help with cleaning and organizing the school. In order to improve the students' development, a student council meets, each room having its representative, vice-representative and a responsible teacher. Students become responsible for their school, sending the message of taking care of the space I belong to.

Organization in meals

Thanks for the meal: It starts with making the meal itself, respecting the food, from its cut to the time of its preparation, because the food was a living being, so there is respect and one should be thankful for receiving the meal. The popular expression “eating with your eyes” is very well understood by the Japanese, who since children learn what looks like the first judgment, serve everything very well organized and separate.

Japanese art - organization


The separation in several containers is done because of the type of dish served, each ingredient or preparation must be valued, “it was not just a grain of rice consumed, but the set of grains that were previously cultivated, harvested, selected and prepared for be consumed ”. Some factors that can influence quality: temperature, physical condition, present amount of oil or fat, texture, aroma and flavor.

Organization in the workplace

Time is money: Good administration, management and organization is necessary for profits. Time teaches you about patience, speed and action. The proportion of time spent is the quantity of quality of the result. Each work environment has its own method, but in general, the organization is the control to avoid losses and promote profits. That is why they value job titles.

Japanese art - organization


The lowest position, is the beginner or has little knowledge and experience, he must respect his superior for order. The superior is responsible for his minors and any error that occurs at fault will be the superior's. The pressure and concern that reaches the superiors is so serious that several employees avoid some promotions or titles that do not feel totally safe to receive or exercise them.

The organization in public areas

Avoid conflicts or urban problems it is important not only to maintain the good image of society but especially security. A safe place, it is a space that people are attracted to identify with or feel welcomed. The feeling of welcoming a space is related to good experiences with the place, the criterion for judging what is good or bad depends on cultural ethics and morals. Japanese culture inherited to “safety”Is“ isolation ”…

Article written by: Bruna Bye