Our History

Our company was born almost 30 years ago, in 1994, from a dream of producing vital energy-rich foods that provided true health for all. Learn where and how it all started.

Mokichi Okada

Nature Farming

Creator of the Nature Farming method, Johrei and Ikebana school, Mokichi Okada was born in Japan, in the city of Tokyo, on December 23, 1882.

Divine Revelation

A precious mystical experience

During his early years, he was engaged in commercial practices. In 1926, he had a three-month precious mystical experience through which he received a Divine Revelation. This revelation included, among other things, the past, the present and the future of the humanity, as well as his own destiny. At that moment, he became aware of his mission, the cause of the problems faced by humanity, and the means to solve them aiming the edification of a heavenly world. This world would be free of diseases, poverty and conflict, and housed a spiritually and materially developed society.

Meishu-Sama

Sacred Grounds

In 1944, Meishu-Sama (religious name of Mokichi Okada) started the construction of prototypes of Paradise on Earth, also known as Sacred Grounds, in Japan, with the aim of providing the basis and path for the implementation of the Ideal World.

Therefore, some prototypes were constructed in the Japanese cities of Hakone, Atami and Kyoto. These prototypes represent the essence of Messianic faith’s doctrine and mission, which is the construction of Paradise on Earth.

Legacy

Respect to the soil and plants

However, his greatest legacy was to qualify the human beings and grant them permission to act as instruments to apply Johrei, which purifies the spirit and body, as well as eliminating the cause of all human sufferings, promoting true health, prosperity and peace.

After the Second World War, Mokichi Okada was concerned about the excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in agricultural crops. He developed a farming method that vivifies and respect both soil and plants, named Nature Farming, which has been followed by Korin since its foundation.

Tetsuo Watanabe

Pioneer

Tetsuo Watanabe was born in Japan in 1940 and arrived in Brazil in 1962 with the intention to found the first World Messianic Church temples in the country.

His father helped the Master founder of the church, Mokichi Okada. As a result of this contact and teachings, Tetsuo Watanabe became a pioneer in the spread of Johrei, a spiritual practice that is the essence of Messianic principles.

World Messianic Church in Brazil

Spreading a dream

His father helped the Master founder of the church, Mokichi Okada. As a result of this contact and teachings, Tetsuo Watanabe became a pioneer in the spread of Johrei, a spiritual practice that is the essence of Messianic principles.

He was seen as a very charismatic master capable of spreading hope among people who knew him. After living for two years in São Paulo, where the first temple was built in Butantã neighborhood, in 1964 he moved to Rio de Janeiro and became a leader among the Brazilian members.

He was a man devoted to the search for knowledge and disseminated the teachings in a joyful way. He has succeeded in fulfilling the dream of spreading Johrei all over Brazil.

He became President of the church in 1976 and remained the leader for 30 years.

Korin

The beginning of a dream

In 1994, with support from the current President of World Messianic Church in Brazil – Marco Antonio Baptista Resende, Tetsuo Watanabe envisioned and founded Korin Agropecuária, a company that was born with a mission to produce and commercialize pure foods which followed the principles and teachings of Nature Farming philosophy. Helped by the commitment of Resende, he developed the first antibiotic-free poultry production systems in Brazil. A pioneer and internationally recognized system.

Our brand

Light rings

Watanabe was also responsible for choosing the name of the company (Ko-rin), which means “light rings” in Japanese, as well as its main symbol – the golden circles on the logo.

He wrote, in his own handwriting, the name Korin, which continues to be used in our brand up to now.

For him, Nature Farming is a kind of Noah’s Ark of the 21st century, which has the objective of saving the health of humanity through feeding.

Documentary – Our History

In 2019, we complete 25 years of history. Know our trajectory in the celebratory documentary “Our history – 25 years of Korin”, which was prepared to be showed in the exhibitions celebrating our anniversary.