(I thought that this would be a nice first post. It's a very old Japanese saying and it was shared by one of my martial arts instructors, Master Shannon Albracht
<~Mr. NOLAN TERNURA>)
"Ichi-Go, Ichi-E" = "One Meeting, One Opportunity!"
Ichi-go Ichi-e, is a Japanese idiom that describes the cultural concept of treasuring meetings with people. The term is often translated as "for this time only" , "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime". The term reminds people to cherish any gathering that they may take part in, citing the fact that many meetings in life are not repeated. Even when the same group of people can get together again, a particular gathering will never be replicated and thus, each moment is always once-in-a-lifetime.