About Us

“Shumei brings a unique spiritual and ethical dimension to solving critical problems facing the world community.”

Shumei International is a non-governmental organization with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Headquartered in Japan, the organization was founded on the philosophy of Mokichi Okada (1882-1955), the Japanese philosopher, art connoisseur, agriculturalist and humanist.

  • Our goal is to promote a deeper understanding of our interconnectedness with the natural world and one another.
  • We work towards achieving sustainable development and creating a more peaceful and prosperous world.
  • Our activities range from agro-ecological farming projects and educational seminars to programs focused on art and music that foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and beauty.
  • We believe that changing our mindset and behavior to be more in harmony with nature will not only uplift the human condition and bring happiness, but most importantly, cultivate a world at peace.

As an international organization, Shumei has projects and partners in Asia, Africa, South America, North America and Europe, in addition to programs throughout Japan.