Disregarding the "cultural destruction" such as the anti-Buddhist movement by the Meiji government, Tomitaro Hara in Yokohama opened the garden of his vast private residence as a park to the public and business people in Osaka tried reviving Kaitokudo, an autonomous educational institute in the Edo Period. The creative director says that this spirit of converting corporate private assets into social capital is at the source of modern corporate support for the arts. From "Investment Effect Of Art Culture."
October 30, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun