history

1848   Kichibei Kato, our founder, became a dedicated gardener of Nanzenji Temple.
1848 – Mid-Meiji   Landscape gardening was passed down from generation to generation as a family business under the name of Kichibei (for a few generations).
Mid-Meiji – Taisho Yasaburo Kato (the fourth generation) Actively promoted the family business of landscape gardening in the neighborhood of Nanzenji Temple.
Early Showa – Jiro Kato (the fifth generation) Further promoted the family business of landscape gardening in the neighborhood of Nanzenji Temple.
1938   The business was downscaled due to the National Mobilization Law.
1946   The family business was resumed after the war ended.
1966 Jiro Kato (the fifth generation) and Yasuo Kato (the sixth generation) Together created Kohojo Garden of Nanzenji Temple.
An application for a general construction license was submitted to Kyoto City.
1967 Jiro Kato (the fifth generation) and Yasuo Kato (the sixth generation) Together created Rokudo Garden in Nanzenji Temple.
1983 Yasuo Kato (the sixth generation) Created Kegon Garden in Nanzenji Temple.
1987   Incorporated as a joint stock company (capital: 20.10 million yen).
Early Heisei – Daiki Kato (the seventh generation) Became a leader in the creation of gardens.
1995   Changed the general construction license to a special construction license.
1998   Increased capital (from 20.10 to 42.60 million yen).
1998 Tomoki Kato (the eighth generation) Focused on the promotion of both techniques and management.
1999   Achieved an A rank in qualified company ratings across all public offices.
2000   The number of employees with a first grade certificate for landscape gardening execution management engineers became more than 20 persons.
2002   Acquired ISO 9001 certification.
2007   Acquired KES Environmental Management System Standard certification.
2013   Moved our head office.
2016   Started operations of Muri-an Garden and The Former Retreat of Tomomi Iwakura as a designated management company (ongoing)