Min-On Music Research Institute
“Music brings people together and links their hearts—its power to create friendship and peace is immeasurable. Transcending national and ethnic boundaries, the exquisite sound of music becomes the key that unlocks people’s hearts. I founded this cultural institution with the aim of generating a movement to enrich and rejuvenate people’s lives by bringing them the best that music has to offer, and it is my fervent hope and prayer that Min-On will continue to advance eternally based on its founding principle of culture of and for the people.”
— Daisaku Ikeda, Translated from Japanese, Ikeda Daisaku zenshu (The Complete Works of Daisaku Ikeda), vol. 52, p. 402, (1994).
Based on the founding principles of the Min-On Concert Association, which state that “music expresses a sonorous paean to humanity,” that it “has the power to connect the hearts of all people” and that it “conveys the message of hope that invigorates life,” the Min-On Music Research Institute (MOMRI) was established on October 18, 2014. Its goal is to carry out multidisciplinary academic research on the potential of the power of music through various lenses such peace, environment, society and education, MOMRI continues to transmit the results of the studies through international conference, symposium and joint investigations to promote research on the power of music across the globe.
The Min-On Research Institute
The Min-On Music Research Institute (MOMRI) announced their initiative at the official launch event last February in Tokyo. Since then, MOMRI’s four distinguished research fellows have attended various international conferences and succeeded in their research in the...