Values and Ethics

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


Shumei, based in Japan,  is dedicated to contributing to the well being of the world by applying the philosophy of Mokichi Okada, a naturalist, art connoisseur and humanist who lived in Japan during the early and middle decades of the 20th century. The basis of this philosophy is the cultivation of spiritual values, the appreciation of art and beauty and the development of a way of life based on harmony with nature.

Through cultivating inner resources (interconnectedness) and practicing harmony with nature, we can address the root causes of global challenges.

Happiness and well being are fundamental hopes of all humankind. As our global culture increasingly focuses on materialistic gain, there is an urgent need to find a balance between materialism and spirituality.