The Genius of Shoji Morimoto Why is the 'Man Who Does Nothing' famous

Shoji Morimoto has gained overnight fame by simply sharing with the world what he does for a living. The Shoji Morimoto job – probably one of a kind in the world – is the job of doing nothing. Indeed, not working has made Shoji Morimoto famous.

“Basically, I rent myself out. My job is to be wherever my clients want me to be and to do nothing in particular,” says the professional companion who charges 10,000 yen an hour.

The Genius of Shoji Morimoto Why is the 'Man Who Does Nothing' famous
Images by Kyung-Hoon, REUTERS, Shoji Morimoto Twitter

Shoji Morimoto has had more than 4000 sessions to date. One of his clients, it is being noted, has hired him more than 270 times.


What was life like for Shoji Morimoto before

Shoji initially worked at a publishing company, where he was criticized for doing nothing. The Shoji Morimoto job is clever for creating nothing into a commodity.

Shoji Morimoto accompanies his clients for the hour to anywhere they want to visit, and sits, stands, or walks with them with no particular task ascertained to him. Why is this 38-year-old in demand for a job of doing nothing?

The Genius of Shoji Morimoto Why is the 'Man Who Does Nothing' famous
Image courtesy: Shoji Morimoto Twitter

Aruna Chida, for example, is a 27-year-old who wanted to wear a saree in public in Japan. She was worried about the reaction of her friends as well as strangers in the streets. With a rental companion, she had a company that was unconditional.

The happy Shoji Morimoto customer said, “With my friends, I feel I have to entertain them, but with the rental guy (Morimoto) I don’t feel the need to be chatty.”


Has Shoji Morimoto created a new industry?

Is the Shoji Morimoto job an industry waiting just for you? The internet has made Shoji Morimoto famous for having the best job in the world, where he gets paid for being idle.

However, being Shoji Morimoto famous isn’t about a cool job or a genius idea. In fact, these kinds of jobs exist around the world. In Japan, rental companions are a part of many other rental services.

  • Wedding attendees: You can easily find wedding attendees for hire in Japan who can professionally take up the task of making your big day more lively.
  • Rental boyfriend: Malls across Asia have Kiosks with guys renting themselves out on a daily basis as a Boyfriend. Now you can rent a date any day who will treat you as well as you want them to.
  • Professional cuddler: Professional cuddlers are a growing industry of people who give hugs and cuddles to their clients. This also has psychological and medical benefits.
  • Professional apologist: Indeed, there are also professional apologizers, quite a common profession in Japan for an easy task at a good hire.

Ultimately, in other South Asian and South East Asian countries, professional mourners have existed as a traditional job option for people for centuries.

Shoji doesn’t do physical tasks or sexual activities as a part of his job. Doing nothing means sitting idle, and he isn’t about to change that.


What Shoji’s job says about human emotional needs

Why exactly is the Shoji Morimoto job a genius idea to implement in our present world?

In the virtual revolutions that come so fast today, all of us are hyperaware of our cultural norms, changing times, individual wants, or social dreams. Ever since the advent of smartphones, scientists and child specialists had worried that the upcoming generation would lose interest in social interactions.

The Shoji Morimoto job proves that social media has only changed the nature in which a company is craved, not the extent of its requirement. In fact, it proves that people today are now in need of non-judgmental companionship more than ever.


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SOURCE: NY Post, 20Minutos