“Job Chain-Ano shokugyo no himitsu bucchake masu”

“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.

2012 Environmental Study Sessions for Elementary Students

2012 – The Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted environmental study sessions for elementary students. Our staff, Mayumi Ida and Yosuke Ohta led the lecture on the symbiotic relationship of plants and animals as well as a quiz rally theme on “enjoying observation of nature.” Thank you to the elementary staff for having us.

Sept. 6, 2012 (Thurs.) – Momoyamahigashi Elementary School, 3rd Grade
Sept. 11, 2012 (Fri.) – Mukaijimaminami Elementary School, 3rd Grade
Sept. 25, 2012 (Tues.) – Daisan Kinrin Elementary School, 4th Grade

“Shigoto-hakken-den”

Akira Kawashima, a member of the comedy group “Kirin” was apprenticed to our company to experience training to be a gardener. In the episode titled “Kirin Kawashima X Kyoto Niwashi” of NHK’s program “Shigoto-hakken-den,” broadcast from 8:00 on September 6th, 2012.
On the first day, he experienced cleaning the garden of “Hoshinoya Kyoto” in Arashiyama as an apprentice. Then, he learnt how to do maintenance work on the Japanese garden in “Shosei-en,” a scenic site in Higashihongan-ji Temple. Finally, he tackled the difficult challenge of creating a garden in Kurodani Konkaikomyo-ji Temple. He accomplished the task under the strict direction of our gardener, Mitsuru Yamaguchi. When looking at the completed garden, he was moved to tears. The garden was named “Goen-no-niwa,” and our gardeners are still working on its maintenance. 

2012 Doshisha International Academy – “Firefly Life Cycle

June 11, 2012 (Mon.) – Park director Takashi Yamaguchi of the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, went to Doshisha International Academy to conduct a class the “Firefly Life Cycle.” We that through fireflies, the students will have an increased interest in environmental issues.

March 2012 number of the magazine “Fujingaho”

In shooting a BVULGARI bag for an article titled “Bi-no-isan, sono-bag (Heritage of beauty, the bag)” in March 2012 number of the magazine “Fujingaho,” president Tomoki Kato took charge of designing the stone garden for its background.