The Watanabe & Kitamura Foundation was founded by Watanabe & Kitamura Investments in 2018. The WATANABE & KITAMURA Foundation was born from the will of its President, Manrico Erriu, an entrepreneur deeply tied to Japan. The foundation supports every form of Japanese art that contributes to keeping Japanese traditions, rituals and culture alive. In addition to this, the foundation has the philanthropic purposes of implementing initiatives aimed at assisting, encouraging and supporting international relations, social, economic, technological and cultural development on a global scale.