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小松英子先生にインタビュー!

 

(English is below)

 

 

インタビューシリーズ第二弾は小松英子先生です。

小松先生は24歳のときインドのアシュラム(精神道場)に行って以来自己への探求が始まり、ご出産などいろいろと紆余曲折を経てマクロビオティックにたどり着かれたそうです。小松先生のエスニックのマクロビオティック教室はとても人気で、毎回楽しみにしていらっしゃる生徒さんも多いです。機会がありましたら皆さんも是非ご参加ください!それでは小松先生への質問スタートです。

 

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Q1マクロビオティックに興味を持ったきっかけは?

 

インドから戻りしばらくしてから田舎暮らしをしました。その時にある料理本と出会いその影響でラクトベジタリアンになりました。また友人から聞いてマクロビオティックの手当法なども知りました。自分で農作物を作っていたので自然と調味料にもこだわるようになり、保存食もいろいろ作りました。その後田舎暮らしを止めましたが、私の自然食はずっと続きました。

 

二度目の結婚をした時に関西に引っ越し、初めて子供を授かりました。子供が4才の時に自分の子供に何を残せるかと考えたときに「健康だ!」と強く感じました。それから大阪の正食協会に通い料理を習い始めました。桜沢哲学が面白く、必要なヒントを岡田会長からいつも頂けたので「これだ!」と思い、それから20年ちかくになります。マクロビオティックのおかげで家族も健康で私の人生もハッピーです。

 

 

Q2皆さんに伝えたいメッセージは?

 

今の時代は情報が多すぎて、健康に良くないライフスタイルや食べものなどがたくさんあります。その上、環境にも体に良くないもの(排気ガス、農薬などなど)も非常に多いです。ですので、心も体も弱っている人が多いと思います。

 

インドへ行ったときに本当の貧困を目の当たりにして、「豊かさが及ぼす健康被害」についてもより考えるようになりました。

 

人間は幸せになるために、夢をかなえるために、まず「健康」ではないといけません。この「健康」は心の持ち方と毎日選んでいるお食事で作っていきます。人間はみんな一人一人自立して自分の「健康」を作るのみです。そうすれば本当の幸せが訪れると私は信じています。

 

 

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Interview with Instructor Eiko Komatsu (June 13th, 2016)  

Today we will introduce Instructor Eiko Komatsu, one of our lovely cookery teachers at the Japan Macrobiotic Association. Her first step towards a life-style change was a trip to an Indian ashram (an Indian monastery), where she went when she was 24. Today her macrobiotic ethnic cookery classes are very popular at the Japan Macrobiotic Association, please do join if you have the chance, we are sure you will enjoy!

 

Q1. What brought you to be interested in macrobiotics? After coming back from my trip to India, I decided to move to the countryside, willing to start a life-style more in tune with nature. It was in that period that I encountered with a cookery book that made me deeply think about the relation between food and health, and decided to become a vegetarian. I started growing my own vegetables, and also to carefully choose all the ingredients I was using in my cooking. As I was growing a lot of produce, I also learned how to preserve foods naturally, without using chemicals of any kind.

Shortly after that a friend introduced me to the macrobiotic natural remedies, and I have to say I was really fascinated by this. Even when, due to different reasons, I had to go back and live in the city, I never stopped following my new eating and health management style, and also continued to study and research on this matter.

When I got married I moved to Kansai and soon my son was born. When he turned 4 I strongly felt that the best thing I could do for him was to give him “health”, the most precious gift human beings can ever get. I therefore joined the Japan Macrobiotic Association in Osaka and started to learn the macrobiotic teachings more deeply. The precious views on Professor Sakurazawa’s(*) philosophy that former Chairman Okada gave me in those years deeply changed my life. I have been practicing macrobiotics for about 20 years now, and thanks to this my family and I are blessed with health and happiness today.

(*) Professor Sakurazawa is the founder of Macrobiotics

 

 

Q2. Would you like to send a message to our readers today?

Today you can get so much information anywhere, and this can be very misleading at times. Furthermore, there are so many foods that can be dangerous to our health, but they can be easily purchased anywhere. Unhealthy lifestyles and pollution make this situation even worse. Due to this, far too many people find themselves weakened and don’t know what to do in order to restore their own health. When I went to India I really thought that one of the worst enemies to our health is “excessive wealth”. Yet, in order to be happy and able to pursue our own dreams, first of all we want to be “healthy”. We surely can build our own health by carefully selecting the foods we eat daily, and by creating a positive mindset. We need to stand on our own feet and take responsibility for our own choices. I personally believe this is the most powerful way to pursue ultimate happiness.

 

 

Interview by Susanna