Two Ecotopia Writers in Japan

In Ecotopia; a Proposal for a Recycle-Oriented Society, Masaaki Naito traces back the cause of greenhouse effects from the beginning of the civilization to the recent industrialization and describes how human beings have behaved toward natural environments. Then, he proposes the necessity of change from a heavy industrial society to an agriculture-based recycle-oriented society (Naito 1992).

“News from Ecotopia, Kyoto, Arashiyama, An invitation to lifestyle based on the Natural Circulation Systems” shows what author Takayuki Mori has been doing for 50 years in quest of an ecologically coexisting lifestyle within the natural environment (Mori 2009). His ecological garden seems paradise; however, it requires local ecological knowledge, adequate care, and daily hard work. The combination of the ancient wisdom and allocation of advanced science and technol­ogy makes his natural circulation system possible. Mori believes that an Ecotopian lifestyle is a suitable way to adjust to an ecological environment (Mori 2011)