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Overview (2)

Nickname KonMari
Height 4' 7" (1.4 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marie Kondo is a writer and producer, known for Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (2019), Jinsei ga tokimeku katazuke no mahou (2013) and Access Hollywood (1996). She has been married to Takumi Kawahara since 2012. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Takumi Kawahara (2012 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (5)

Kondo's method of organizing is known as the KonMari method; it consists of gathering together all of one's belongings, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things that "spark joy" (tokimeku") and choosing a place for everything from then on.
Kondo founded her organizing consulting business when she was 19 and a sociology student at Tokyo Woman's Christian University.
Kondo has been interested in organizing since childhood. In junior school, Kondo ran into the classroom to tidy up bookshelves while her classmates were playing in physical education class. Whenever there was nomination for class roles, she did not seek to be the class representative or the pet feeder. Instead, she yearned to be the bookshelf manager to continue to tidy up books.
Kondo spent five years as an attendant maiden at a Shinto shrine. From this, her organizing method is partly based on the Shinto religion.
Kondo's organizing method is partly inspired by the Shinto religion. Cleaning and organizing things properly is a spiritual practice in Shintoism, which is concerned with the energy or divine spirit of things (kami) and the right way to live (kannagara).

Personal Quotes (3)

I was obsessed with what I could throw away. One day, I had a kind of nervous breakdown and fainted. I was unconscious for two hours. When I came to, I heard a mysterious voice, like some god of tidying telling me to look at my things more closely. And I realized my mistake: I was only looking for things to throw out. What I should be doing is finding the things I want to keep. Identifying the things that make you happy: that is the work of tidying.
Treasuring what you have; treating the objects you own as not disposable, but valuable, no matter their actual monetary worth; and creating displays so you can value each individual object are all essentially Shinto ways of living.
The moment you start tidying, you'll realize your dream of living in a place that sparks joy. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most magical.

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