Our company Received the 37th “Ishikawa Architecture Award”

Our company Received the 37th “Ishikawa Architecture Award”

July 2016 – Our company received the 37th “Ishikawa Architecture Award” from the Ishikawa Architects Association for our construction at Hoshino Resorts KAI Kaga. Our work emphasizes the wooden main building, while successfully keeping the distinct characteristics and aesthetic scenery of a hot spring. The three installed gardens create a smooth and harmonized atmosphere between the former main building and the new high-end building. The outcome was deemed to future assist the revitalization of the Yamashiro hot spring town, all of these appraisals led to this award.

“Fujingaho” August Edition Features HOSHINOYA Kyoto

In the August 2016 issue of “Fujingaho” magazine was an article that features HOSHINOYA Kyoto and our company’s fostering and maintenance methods. The article focuses on the fine detailed fostering care our garden craftsmen conduct for the “Mizu-no-niwa (water garden)” and the tsuboniwa (inner garden).

“Fujingaho” August 2016

“RICHESSE” No. 16 Summer Issue features Tairyu-Sanso Garden

The magazine “RICHESSE” No. 16 SUMMER ISSUE featured an article on Tairyu-Sanso Garden as a traditional Japanese villa. Our garden craftsmen were introduced fostering and managing the garden throughout the four seasons. Our company was also introduced as a company that creates gardens for private residences.

“RICHESSE” No.16 SUMMER ISSUE 

“KATEIGAHO” July Edition Introduces HOSHINOYA Kyoto

The July 2016 issue of “KATEIGAHO” published an article on HOSHINOYA Kyoto. The article introduces the beautiful Arashiyama garden and one of our garden craftsmen, Yasutomo Inoue, caring for the garden.

“KATEIGAHO” July 2016

“Kyoto Smart City Expo Smart Messe in Keihanna” 2016 Cosponsor

Keihanna Commemorative Park which our company is designated to manage and care for, became a cosponsor of the “Kyoto Smart City Expo Smart Messe in Keihanna” 2016. The event was held from June 1 ~ 3, 2016.

“Kyoto Smart City Expo Smart Messe in Keihanna”

May 27, 2016 – Our Company Received a President’s Award from Toda Corporation

On May 27, 2016 – Our company received the President’s Award from Toda Corporation for the construction of the HOSHINOYA Tokyo. We received high evaluation for reducing construction time by using the unit construction method while fully engaging the techniques of the craftsmen. Our President also conducted a presentation regarding the work progress which received high interest from the audience.

“Irodoru Tsushin” Vol.9 – “Buildings and Gardens That Make Kyoto Attractive”

Featured in the “Irodoru Tsushin” Vol. 9 was our company president Tomoki Kato’s lecture on “How to Foster and Maintain the Beautiful Gardens” which he conducted on January 29, 2016. The lecture covered a variety of topics such as the philosophy of garden craftsmen and the way gardens are fostered daily and cared for. The lecture was enjoyed by the audience, which included owners of gardens and buildings.

“Buildings and Gardens That Make Kyoto Attractive”
Irodoru Tsushin (leaflet) Vol. 9
Buildings and Garden List (4rd Edition)

 

“Misses” June 2016 Edition Introduced Murin-an

The 2016 June edition of “Misses” magazine introduced Murin-an, which our company is designated to manage and operate. Beautiful photos reflect how wonderful visiting Murin-an is in early summer.

“Misses” June 2016 Edition

May 4, 2016 – MaiMai Kyoto Tour of Garden Craftsman’s Work

On May 4, 2016 (Wed) MaiMai Kyoto conducted a tour to see the work of one of our garden craftsman, Tomio Sakaue at Murin-an. We hope participants learned something new about the professional work of a garden craftsman. 
Event: View the work of a garden craftsman at Murin-an! Learn about the techniques and the spirit of a garden craftsman that leads to creating this beautiful garden. ~Different techniques used in each season, the 7 tools of the garden craftsmen, and how to appreciate the garden scenery and expression~

MaiMai Kyoto (Japanese)

Lisa Christy From Portland Japanese Garden

May 3, 2016 (Tues) – Lisa Christy from the Portland Japanese Garden, which our company has a mutual agreement with, was welcomed at Keihanna Commemorative Park and Murin-an garden. Discussion and sharing of information, such as goals, ways to disseminate garden techniques and culture, and management of operations were exchanged.

Portland Japanese Garden

TRIAD Fellowship Program Interns from England

March 29, 2016 ~ April 1, 2016 – We welcomed two interns from England, Katie Croft and Matthew Smith, from the TRIAD Fellowship program that is partially supported by the Awaji Landscape & Horticulture Academy. They went to the Keihanna Commemorative Park and Murin-an garden, which our company is designated to manage and care for, to learn about garden fostering and to improve their skills on garden management.
To read more about their experiences, please view the links below.

TRIAD Fellowship Program
Katie Croft
Matthew Smith

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April 1, 2016 – Designated Management of Murin-an

April 1, 2016 – Murin-an, a designated place of scenic beauty will be managed and operated by our company, under the implementation of the Kyoto City designated management system. Our company has been fostering this wonderful garden for many years. We will continue to work hard to create a beautiful scenery at Murin-an, as well as promote the appreciation for this aesthetic garden design that is cherished by the community. We look forward to your visitation!

Designated Scenic Beauty: Murin-an

April 1, 2016 – Designated Management of the Former Retreat of Iwakura Tomomi

April 1, 2016 – The Former Retreat of Iwakura Tomomi, designated as a National Historic Site, will be managed and operated by our company, under the implementation of the Kyoto City designated management system. Our staff will work hard to promote the historical value and appreciation of Tomomi Iwakura’s accomplishments. We look forward to your visitation!

Former Retreat of Iwakura Tomomi

2016 NAJGA Conference in Florida

March 7~8, 2016 – The North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) held its biannual conference in Florida, USA.
On March 8, 2016 – Our president Tomoki Kato conducted a panel presentation the “Healing Scenery of Japanese Garden and Teaching the Next Generation” accompanied by our garden craftsman Takeshi Kato and landscape architect Sanae Kumakura. Our office staff Eureka Kobayashi served as the interpreter for the speech. The presentation of knowledge and on-site experience from the perspective of garden craftsmen and architect received high interest from the worldwide audience.

NAJGA Facebook

February 12, 2016 “Weekly Asahi” Introduces Shosei-en Garden

In the February 12, 2016 “Weekly Asahi” (published by Asahi Shimbun Publishing) in the was an article, “The Words of Ryotaro Shiba” that mentioned a designated place of scenic beauty, Shosei-en garden of Higashi Honganji Temple which our company cares for. This article is a series where journalists travel the world of Ryotaro Shiba’s literary work. The theme was “the essence of the garden,” the beauty of Shosei-en garden was described and our company president Tomoki Kato, mentioned the ideal state of the garden.

“Weekly Asahi” (Japanese)
“The Words of Ryotaro Shiba”

The Building and Gardens Which Make Kyoto Attractive (discussion)

On January 29, 2016 (Friday) – City of Kyoto invited our president Tomoki Kato was invited to give a presentation on fostering and promotion of Kyoto’s scenic gardens to the owners and city officials at “The Building and Gardens Which Make Kyoto Attractive” discussion session. Examples of actual garden care were presented and though discussions of garden issues that owners felt, we were able to create a stronger relationship. Thank you for participating in this session.
Hosted by the Cultural Property Preservation Section, City of Culture and Art Promotion Office, Culture and Citizens Affairs Bureau, City of Kyoto. 

Buildings and Garden Web
Buildings and Garden List (3rd Edition)

Fall 2015 work experience

The Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, held a seminar for middle school students as part of their career experience program. Some of the career experience events included a park tour with a popular spot quiz, creating satoyama (nostalgic) landscapes (making dried persimmons), and investigating and reporting on scenic spots.

Sept. 25, 2015 (Fri.) – NaraGakuen Tomigaoka Middle School
Nov. 6, 2015 (Fri.), 10 (Tues.) ~ 12 (Thurs.) – Seika Middle School
Nov. 13, 2015 (Fri.) – Seikanishi Middle School

 

BS-TBS Introduced Nanzen-ji Temple Starring Reiko Takashima

November 4, 2015 (Wednesday) – BS-TBS aired the Ancient City of Japan ~ History Behind the Aesthetic Scenery series starring Reiko Takashima, episode #23 Autumn in Kyoto! Two-hour Special on “Hideyoshi’s Wife: Nene and Yodo” and their life. Our president Tomoki Kato assisted in the filming and introduced some aesthetic autumn scenic points at Nanzen-ji Temple.
Airing: November 4, 2015 (Wed) from 19:00 a.m. ~ 20:54 a.m.

Reiko Takashima “Nihon no Koto”

October 30, 2015 – JTB Nodule x Maimai Kyoto Autumn Tour

October 30, 2015 (Friday) – Our president Tomoki Kato and one of our garden craftsman, Tomio Sakaue, conducted a guided tour of Nanzen-ji Temple, Konchin-in, and Murin-an Garden for an event hosted by JTB Nodule and Maimai Kyoto. Thank you for joining us at this event!

Nodule (flyer)