A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden

A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden

Tomio Sakaue from our company won the special grand prize award of Ichizokai through an examination on October 25th, 2013. (Ichizokai is an abbreviation of “Zenkoku-1kyu-zoensekokanrigishi-no-kai”, The society of national 1st grade landscape construction technicians).
Presentation title: A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden -to perceive a sense of the time-

A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden

Gardens in Nanzen-ji Temple

President Tomoki Kato conducted a guide to gardens at an event hosted by Maimai Kyoto and co-hosted by Kyoto Okazaki Miryokuzukuri suishin kyogikai (Council for promoting the attractiveness of Kyoto Okazaki) on October 10th, 2013.
Event name: Gardens in Nanzen-ji Temple, guided by the president of Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd., the designated gardener of Nanzen-ji

Kyoto Okazaki Facebook – event photos

“Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Mizu-hikaru-natsu”

Takeshi Kato, our gardener, cooperated in shooting the NHK BS Premium program “Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Mizu-hikaru-natsu” broadcast on September 29th, 2013.

Sept. 5, 2013 – NaraGakuen Tomigaoka Middle School Career Experience

Sept. 5, 2013 (Thurs.) – The Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, held a seminar for the NaraGakuen Tomigaoka Middle School students as part of their career experience program. Some of the career experience included the park staff conducting a lecture while touring the park and a workshop on creating a garden stone arrangement.

“Yoi Don!”

Yoshiki Kato, our managing director, cooperated in shooting a corner titled “Kansai Worker” in Kansai TV’s program “Yoi Don!”, broadcast on July 19th 2013. He guided Mr. Ujihara and Mr. Suga of a comedy group called Rozan. First he brought them to Nanzen-ji Temple and explained the secrets of garden maintenance. Then, they moved to Shosei-en in Higashihongan-ji Temple, where he gave them hands-on guidance on how to prune the hedge.

June 17, 2013 (Mon.) – “Project for Lots of Flowers”

June 17, 2013 (Mon.) – The Kyoto Municipal Nakagyo Middle School is working on a project to increase school grounds and neighborhood greenery, “Project for Lots of Flowers.” President Tomoki Kato and Mayumi Ida conducted a presentation about planting flowers and the work of a garden craftsman for the school.

“Job Chain-Ano shokugyo no himitsu bucchake masu”

Tomoki Kato, our president, appeared in the TBS program “Job Chain-Ano shokugyo no himitsu bucchake masu (We reveal secrets of various jobs),” broadcast from 19:00 on June 6th, 2013. He introduced “Nijo-jo Ninomaru-teien”, “Murin-an” and “Hoshinoya Kyoto” as examples and talked about the attractiveness of Japanese garden with the show’s host Neptune and other guests.

To Foster Gardens Harmonizing with Nature

President Tomoki Kato gave a lecture in the first section of the 7th public seminar of cultural value transmission activities by the Council for Kyoto Traditional Forest Culture on Jun 6th 2013.
Lecture title: To foster gardens harmonizing with nature

To foster gardens harmonizing with nature

A Study on the Spatial Features of Shosei-en

President Tomoki Kato was awarded the Japan Institute of Landscape Architecture Award (in the research paper category) at the general meeting of the Japan Institute of Landscape Architecture on May 25th, 2013.
Title of thesis: A Study on the Spatial Features of Shosei-en – Consideration of Historical Characteristics Appearing in Utilization Patterns and Scenery Transition-

A Study on the Spatial Features of Shosei-en

Gardens in Nanzen-ji Temple

President Tomoki Kato conducted a guide to gardens at an event hosted by Maimai Kyoto and co-hosted by Kyoto Okazaki Miryokuzukuri suishin kyogikai (Council for promoting the attractiveness of Kyoto Okazaki) on April 26th, 2013.
Event name: Gardens in Nanzen-ji Temple, guided by the president of Uuyakato Landscape Co., Ltd., the designated gardener of Nanzen-ji

Kyoto Okazaki Facebook – event photos

“KATEIGAHO International’s”

“Oku-no-niwa” in Hoshinoya Kyoto and a scene of our gardeners who were working there appeared in an article titled “Welcome to Another World – The deluxe embrace of Hoshinoya Kyoto” in “KATEIGAHO International’s” 2013 spring and summer number.

KATEIGAHO international

“Marugoto-shiritai A to Z”

Yoshiki Kato, our managing director, introduced how to take care of pine trees in an episode titled “Sunaoni-aeru-fuyuno-Kyoto” of the NHK BS Premium program “Marugoto-shiritai A to Z” broadcast from 21:00 on February 23rd, 2013.

The Asahi Shimbun Morning Newspaper Feb. 23, 2013

February 23, 2013 – The Asahi Shimbun morning newspaper had one of our garden craftsmen, Tomio Sakaue, on the front page. The picture showed him caring for the moss by using a tebouki (bamboo hand broom) at the famous Murin-an Garden.

“Nikkei Top Leader”

In an article titled “Top-kaidan (Talks between leaders)” in the February 2013 issue of “Nikkei Top Leader” magazine, Mr. Yoshiharu Hoshino, the president of Hoshino Resort Co., Ltd. and our president Tomoki Kato talked about the inheritance of the owner president.

Sencha-kai in Murin-an, Hospitality of Kyoto Allowing Visitors to Relax in the Garden with Tea

December 8th, 2012 – President Tomoki Kato and garden craftsmen Tomio Sakagami and Shigeyoshi Takemura, explained about the garden in Murin-an at an event hosted by Kyoto Okazaki Miryokuzukuri-suishin Kyogikai (Kyoto Okazaki community promotion committee).
Event name: Sencha-kai in Murin-an, Hospitality of Kyoto Allowing Visitors to Relax in the Garden with Tea

Sencha-kai in Murin-an

2012 Doshisha International Academy – Field Trip

Oct. 30 & Nov. 1, 2012 (Tues. & Thurs.) – The Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, held wild bird observation classes for the Doshisha International Academy 1st grade students. Mayumi Ida, the park’s manager of creatures, conducted a lecture tour of the park introducing the various wild birds that can be seen at the park, natural observation methods, and tips on how to distinguish different species.