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Macrobiotics

June 9, 1999 – August 2, 1999

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 3rd Floor, East Wing, near entrance to Archives Center

Artifacts and archival materials donated by Michio and Aveline Kushi document their work as advocates of the macrobiotic vegetarian lifestyle. Macrobiotics, literally meaning "big life," is a spiritual, nutritional, and therapeutic system that focuses on the interrelationship of mind, body, spirit, and society. Macrobiotic principles are Pan-Asian in origin, dating back several centuries; the practice became very popular in the United States beginning in the 1960s.