My office name “Co-en” is originally come from my “Kai-myo” (Buddhist name) which was given by Kenninji, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto where I practice Zen meditation.
Originally, it spells “Kouen”. The name is consist of 2 Kanji, “幸” (Happiness) and “圓” (Circle). So the name means “the circle of happiness”.
When I was given such a beautiful name, I felt very grateful and responsible to this name. So, I could not think of any other names than my Kai-myo when I named my office. Also, I spelled “Co-en” because “Co” has the meaning “together” in English.
Co-en office promises,
- To offer “Happy, Peaceful, Smooth” solution for troubled people and the society
- To make the Circle of Happiness around clients
This is the story of my office name, and office policy.
Regardless of your national and religious background, I hope to have a chance to make a circle of happiness with you here in Japan.