The goal of the Kume Souseikai
The Thirty-six Families of Kume are the people sent from China during the Ming and Qing dynasties to the Ryukyu. The descendants of the thirty-six families founded the organization, “Kume Souseikai,” with the purpose of administering and operating facilities such as the Shisei-byou and the Meirindo. In 2014, the Kume Souseikai marked its 100th anniversary since establishment. Its goal is to enhance social morality, develop human resources, contribute to the community, and to maintain operations and rituals at the Kume Shisei-byou, Tenson-byou, Tenpi-gu, and the Meirindo. Additionally, another goal of the group is to promote and contribute to world peace by way of cultural lectures in the name of Kume Confucius Program. The group publishes books related to the Kume-mura community.