Appreciation of Art and Beauty

“… the mystical power which springs from the artist’s soul passes through the written word, the visual image, the musical instrument, the song or dance, and plucks at the soul of all humankind.”


Art and beauty have the power to nourish and refine the soul. Beauty fosters a deeper appreciation of life and all creation. Art fosters harmony both within the individual and among communities. We encourage our members and friends to make art an integral part of their lives.

Amidst the abundant natural beauty in the Shigaraki mountains of Shiga, Japan, Shumei created the Miho Museum. The museum opened its doors in November, 1997 and has attracted visitors from around the world to this remote location since then. The museum was designed by architect I.M. Pei, who is renowned for works such as the the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris. The architecture is based on art and beauty, and it is for this reason that the space was used for the Louis Vuitton Fashion Show in 2018.

Miho Museum Promotion Video Feb ’13