Ikigai is a Japanese way of doing things at which you good at and which you love to do. The Japanese secret to a long and happy life.

I have always been inspired by this. Back in 2013 I did some music relaxation video’s on this. This fall (of 2020) I decided to release it as a download on Bandcamp and also a limited CDr. Have a listen on: https://rewo.bandcamp.com/album/ikigai


It’s the Japanese word for ‘a reason to live’ or ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’.

It’s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.

Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it.

Do that, and you can make every single day of your life joyful and meaningful.

And that’s what I like to do. Outside office hours I jump out of my chair, get behind the keys and play the music I love most.