Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, November 1940

The philosophy of Soka Education is originated from the first Soka Gakkai president Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. He believed the goal of education is to achieve happiness in life. To achieve happiness in life is to create value in life, which lies in “beauty, gain and good”. The education promoted by Mr. Makiguchi, based on value creation, is to let everyone understand the relationship between life and society, to let creativity flourish, so as to enrich beautiful lives and to bring forth the greatest gain in the society.