The story behind our brand name: Mogami 最上
Mogami 最上 translates to "highest level".
Mogami 最上 is made up of two Japanese characters.
最 = greatest, supreme
上 = up, level
Combining these two, Mogami 最上 translates to "highest level".
Mogami 最上 is my mother's maiden name.
Not only does it give the loving warmth of my mom and connects us to our Japanese roots, but it also means much more.
Our mission is to empower all individuals to continuously strive to be their best, to be at their own peak, with their own definition. We at Mogami believe that we all have it within us to be great, to be whole, to be our own authentic selves from within. It is not those external values such as status, title, or possessions that validate our self-worth - it is from the inside out and not the other way around.
That inner feeling that you have that you know what is best for you? Please Don't ignore it. Your intuition is what will help guide you to start this inner journey.
Mogami's approach uses "you" as the ultimate foundation.
Japan, as a country known for its longevity, offer concepts that can empower your wellbeing today. At Mogami, we empower everyone to achieve their own best selves with this Japanese-rooted approach.
If you are curious to learn more about Ikigai & Japanese wellness:
Subscribe to Mogami's Newsletter that includes our "Ikigai Spotlight Series", where we interview Japanese individuals on their Ikigai. For a LIMITED time only, you can also gain access to our FREE Ikigai Guide
My Ikigai deep-dive Skillshare Course
What area do you want to focus on to become your "greatest" self? Come join our growing Mogami community - ignite your best self-journey today.
Saori Okada is the Founder of Mogami (最上), a Japanese wellness brand headquartered in London (U.K.). Saori's work focuses on "Mogami's wellness puzzle", which includes five core Japanese wellness centred around longevity, authenticity, and mindfulness. Mogami works with individuals and companies to strengthen their company wellbeing from the inside out.
Saori received her B.S in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and her coaching training as a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach from the Institue of Transformational Nutrition. Saori also holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI and is a 20-year student of Japanese calligraphy, given the calligraphy name Seisen (星洗). She is also the author of a narrative memoir titled "Until the Death of Me", where she bravely shares her eating disorder recovery journey. After a successful 7-year corporate career in media analytics in New York City and Toronto, Saori moved to London to start Mogami in August 2021.