"Hibiscus," round fan, color on paper, by Ogata Korin.
Vessel for powdered tea with lilies, gold-lacquer with inlay, by Ogata Korin.
According to Mokichi Okada's teaching, outstanding works by artists whose souls are pure have a spiritually uplifting effect on the viewer. Those who create great literature, music, paintings, sculpture, pottery or whatever genre of art, must have nobility of character and strive to purify their souls so they can guide other people to truth, goodness and beauty through their creative activities. Mr. Okada advised his followers to seek out artistic masterpieces whenever possible, to appreciate and be spiritually strengthened by their beauty. To provide such opportunities, he built up a large art collection, which is today the most important part of the MOA Museum in Atami, Shizuoka prefecture.
Rev. Teruyuki Tada continued that effort and instituted several art programs in the church. Broadly, they fall into five categories: art study tours, the Reimei Art Collection, haiku, chorus, and traditional art classes.