Mottainai represent thought of japanese.

Japanese use this word when people dispose of things which still can be used.

Even if a food which smells awful would be abandoned, japanese use this word.

This word have two side as both bad and good.

For bad side, many japanese can not throw away goods owing to mottainai.

So, they pay more and more money to maintain these goods.

For good side, from the viewpoint of environmental protection, mottainai is best way to reduce garbage.

People who abuse mottainai always reuse old thing and make goods which is out of order into new another thing.


As for me, I dislike mottainai because I love new technology and fashion.