The concept of ikigai is still relatively new in the West; yet it has already succeeded in drawing attention as a unique and potentially key predictor of physical and psychological wellbeing. Given its multidimensional nature and the profound ideas it encapsulates regarding the life worth living, it may require not only a cross-disciplinary approach but also a multimethod one to fully understand. Through the theoretical perspectives of positive psychology and meaning in life, this chapter aims at complementing the emerging contribution of large-scale and longitudinal studies with a “bottom-up” qualitative understanding of how ikigai is experienced and expressed. This chapter will also point to the potential benefits of exploring individuals' experiences of ikigai, using creative methods, given that it is a personal, phenomenological pillar of human experience which is often challenging to capture verbally. Insights from this chapter may inform empirical and practical implications for further development of therapeutic, organisational, and educational interventions.