April 25 (Sat) – “The International Forum on Worldwide Famous Gardens and Creation of Beautiful Landscape Flowers and Greenery Environment Creation and Care” was held in the main hall of the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center. President Tomoki Kato was selected to be one of the panelists. During the panel discussion, we presented on the thought process of maintaining a Japanese garden, the skill and heart of the passing on of “kuden” (oral traditions), and being a professional Japanese garden craftsman. There was a photo gallery displayed at the conference hall of gardens from each panelist’s country. Several photographs of gardens we foster and maintain were also displayed.