2011 Doshisha International Academy – Field Trip

2011 Doshisha International Academy – Field Trip

Nov. 1 & 4, 2011 (Tues. & Fri.) – 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.

A Study on the Spatial Features of Shosei-en

President Tomoki Kato gave a presentation at the general meeting in Kansai of the Academic Society of Japanese Garden in 2011 on October 23rd, 2011.
Presentation title: A Study on the Spatial Features of Shosei-en

“Aya-no-koto-wo-yuku Gokujo-no-aki Kyoto-momiji-no-kiko”

President Tomoki Kato cooperated in shooting the special episode titled “Aya-no-koto-wo-yuku Gokujo-no-aki Kyoto-momiji-no-kiko” of TV Asahi’s program “Miyako-no-kahori” broadcast from 9: 55 on October 22nd, 2011. In this program he and two actresses, Rina Uchiyama and Mari Hoshino, visited Nanzen-ji Temple and enjoyed maple leaves in Tenju-an, a sub-temple. He explained the magnificent view with its green, yellow and red color gradations. Then they took a walk in the precinct to the Suiro-kaku. Here, he presented his thoughts on the landscape designing of Nanzen-ji for more than 100 years, from Suiro-kaku’s completion until today.

the October 2011 number of the magazine “CanCam”

In an article titled “Ii-kaisha, ii-gakko (Good company, good school)” of the October 2011 number of the magazine “CanCam”, the lessons held in Konkaikomyo-ji as fieldwork of Kyoto study in Ritsumeikan University were introduced.

“Fujingaho,” in the July number of 2011

Tairyu-sanso” and “Murin-an” were introduced in an article titled “Kyoto-mizu-no-niwa, kaze-no-niwa” of the magazine “Fujingaho,” in the July number of 2011. President Tomoki Kato discussed the garden maintenance of “Murin-an”.

“Wafu-sohonke”

Our gardeners cooperated in shooting an episode titled “Micchaku! Nippon no Shokunin 24 jikan zenkoku 148 nin no butaiura (24-hour report on 148 Japanese artisans backstage)” of TV Tokyo’s program “Wafu-sohonke”, broadcast from 19:58 on January 13th, 2011. In this program, our gardeners, working to prepare for winter in the Dainei-ken garden of Nanzen-ji Temple, were introduced.

“Kyoto Nanzen-ji kaiwai sanshisuimei-no-utopia”

We cooperated in shooting an episode titled “Kyoto Nanzen-ji kaiwai sanshisuimei-no-utopia”, in NHK BS-hi’s program “Kyoto tenka muso no bessogun,” broadcast on September 18th, 2010.

Since 2010 – The Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, joined the Keihanna Science City volunteer cleanup activity to refresh the community, “Sawayaka West.” The park focuses on cleanup activities of the Seika Odori street. We hope to contribute to the beautification of the community and cherish the connections between citizens.

2010 “Keihanna Sundial Laser Group”

Since 2010 – Park director Takashi Yamaguchi of the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, joined a Keihanna Science City revitalization project, “Keihanna Sundial Laser Group.” He provided community greenery support for various events such as the sundial laser beam revival, Sundial Square beer garden, and the planting of daffodils (Narcissus) along Seika Odori street.

“UOMO”

Our master gardener Sueo Kato and other gardeners were introduced in an article about “Hoshinoya Kyoto” in the March 2010 number of “UOMO” magazine.

“Koshameisatsu Junpai-no-tabi”

President Tomoki Kato and master gardener Sueo Kato appeared in an article titled “Sando-no-photo-album” in the December 22nd 2009 issue of “Koshameisatsu Junpai-no-tabi (Travel to old and famous temples)” magazine. The scenic garden in Chishaku-in was also introduced in the article.

Aiming at Providing Hardware and Software of Good Quality

November 3rd, 2009 – President Tomoki Kato gave a lecture at the 15th symposium of Suikeien in Keihanna Commemorative Park.
Lecture title: Aiming at providing hardware and software of good quality – from the manager’s viewpoint

A landscape analysis of 13 scenery of Shosei-en

President Tomoki Kato gave presentations at the general meeting of the Kansai branch of the Japan Institute of Landscape Architecture on October 25th, 2009.
Title of thesis: A landscape analysis of 13 scenery of Shosei-en in “Shosei-en ki,” written by Rai Sanyo

A landscape analysis of 13 scenery of Shosei-en

“Nairusu”

In the magazine “Nairusu”, talks about the attractiveness of “Ka-iu-so,” between Kunio Tokuoka, the executive chef of Kiccho Arashiyama Honten and  president Tomoki Kato were published.

“Nanzen” 89th Issue

Our last President Yasuo Kato’s words written in his diary called “Kansui” were introduced in his memorial article of the 89th issue of “Nanzen”, the special issue of the Buddhist memorial service, printed in January 2004.