Shumei International is a Non-Governmental Organization in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Shumei is dedicated to improving the human condition 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, in one’s daily life.
The basis of this philosophy is the responsibility of the individual to improve oneself for the betterment of humanity, the cultivation of an aesthetic appreciation and
the development of a way of life based on harmony with nature.
Shumei has programs around the world. The organization's programs seek to build cooperation between people of different cultures and respect for diversity in order to foster a deeper sense of global community and, thereby, contribute to world peace.