Ogasawara Foundation was established on July 1, 2015 according to the wishes of deceased Tadamune Ogasawara, 32nd successor of Ogasawara Soriyo family, Kokura Domain feudal lord in Buzen Province, for the purpose of spreading, promoting, developing the Japanese traditional culture and nurturing human resources, as well as promoting healthy development and promotion of the regional communities.
We think it is important for future Japanese to understand the local culture in the native district and breed the feeling to love native land. It is necessary to build up the society where the people should know and utilize the Japanese tradition and culture positively. To that end, we will support the formation of the personal character able to express the warm and natural consideration to the partners through Kyuho (Ogasawara style of archery, equestrianism and decorum, transmitted for generations in Ogasawara family) which aim to be perfect by combining the heart of courtesy and the shape of the manners. Thus we will make social contribution through the activities of the Foundation for the young generation carrying the future of Japan.
In addition, we will introduce the superior Japanese traditional culture abroad from the ground of Kyusyu where a variety of cultures have been brought up, and evolve our activities of international exchange and of the operation to succeed the Japanese traditional culture.
We have started the preparations for the Foundation to switch to public interest incorporated foundation so that the Foundation should be able to make greater social contributions in future.
I would like to ask heartily to have further support and cooperation from all of you.