Wa (和):Harmony

” We dream of bringing harmony to all humanity, and to make the whole world one family.”

– “Citizens of the world” (Meishusama)

Villa Torretta – 30 aprile 2009

Date and venue

22 June 2024


at Grand Hotel Villa Torretta
Via Milanese 3, Sesto San Giovanni (Milano), Italy
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Programme on Sat. 22 June 2024

9.30 – 10.20 Registration
10.30 – 10.45 Short film presentation
11.00 – Opening of Ceremony
Chanting of the Amatsunorito
Jyorei by Kaicho sensei (President of Shumei)

Kaicho sensei’s address
12.30 – Luncheon
14.00 – Concerts

  • Classical music performance by Federica Poletti Italian
  • Traditional dance and music, Italian-Irish fusion original songs by Eliana Valentini and Andrea Facco
  • Japanese Taiko drum performance by players from Italy, Germany and the UK.

15.00 – Coffee break
15.15 – Natural Agriculture Conference Speakers:
Shinya Imahashi (Shumei Natural Agriculture Yatesbury in UK)
Manuela Vestri (Grain farmer, Vestri Farm)
Manuele Mussa & Giovanni Bargnesi (Rice farmers, Una Garlanda)
Domenico Fazio (Olive farmer, Olive oil mill Conio 18)

16.30 – Shumei Natural Agriculture stalls
Natural Agriculture products from Europe and beyond are available

Optional tours

Sunday 23rd June

Visit to Una Garlanda in Rovasenda (VC) & in Orta San Giulio

9.00 Departure from Milan Central Station by chartered coach
10.15 Arrival at Una Garlanda
visit to the Natural Agriculture rice fields, along with
a presentation of the farm’s activities
12.00 Lunch featuring the rice from the farm
(the shop is also open to purchase the farm products) 13.30 Departure to Orta San Giulio
14.30 Arrival in Orta San Giulio/Free tour
17.00 Departure for Milan Central Station
via Milan Malpensa Airport

For those who wish to continue to discover Shumei’s philosophy…

24-25th June

Tuscany tour

Monday 24 June
Departure from Milan Central Station by train
11.00 Arrival in Florence/City tour
There are also other surprises!

Tuesday 25 June
Departure from Firenze S.M.N. Station
10.00 Arrival at Arezzo station for a city tour
12.30 Departure from Arezzo Station
13.00 Arrival at Vestri Farm
13.30 Lunch featuring dishes derived
from Natural Agriculture products from the farm.
After lunch enjoy a tour and relaxation in the farm field, along with a presentation of activities on the farm.
17.00 Departure for Firenze S.M.N. Station

Costs for the optional tours

One day tour on 23rd June€30
Tuscan tour on 24/25 June
: dinner on the 24th, lunch on the 25th
Not included (but not limited to): Train fare from Milan to Florence, fees for entry to museums, churches and other places, plus accommodation

How to participate

We kindly ask you to confirm your participation with your local centre.