Art touches that part of us that exists above the struggle for survival and beyond human reason. Art and beauty have the power to nourish and refine our
souls. They not only bring pleasure, but also profoundly elevate the heart and mind. When touched by beauty and art, we place a higher value on life and on all creation; the ugliness of destructive behavior becomes apparent and loses its appeal.
Shumei encourages everyone to make art and beauty an essential part of his or her daily life. We actively support the arts and art education through concerts, exhibitions, and seminars. In 2007, the Shumei Cultural Foundation celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Miho Museum, site of the internationally acclaimed Shumei Collection in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.