Guided Tour by Garden Craftsman of Three Gardens in Okazaki

Guided Tour by Garden Craftsman of Three Gardens in Okazaki

Sep 27 (Sun), 2015 – One of our skilled garden craftsmen, Tomio Sakaue conducted a guided tour of Japanese gardens we maintain in the Okazaki neighborhood. The event was hosted by the Okazaki Community Promotion Committee and Maimai Kyoto. Guided lecture included the thoughts of garden craftsmen who fosters Murin-an garden and reconstruction of the Aoi-den Garden at the Westin Miyako Kyoto.
Event: Anniversary of selected Important Cultural Landscapes “Guided Tour by Designated Garden Craftsman of Three Gardens of Scenic Beauty Created by Jihei Ogawa (7th generation) ~ Murin-an, the Kasui-en and Aoi-den Garden of the Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto.”

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“Keihanna View” Vol. 27 Interview of Keihanna Commemorative Park Director

The “Keihanna View” newsletter is published by the Kansai Science City and the Kansai Science City Construction Promotion Conference. In the “Keihanna View” Vol.27 (September 2015 issue), there is an interview article “Who’s Who?”  that introduces Takashi Yamaguchi, park director for the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for. We hope to continue caring for this wonderful community park which also provides a place for exchange and growth of the area.

“Keihanna View” Vol.27
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Nagasaki sweet pea 2015 by Nagasaki International TV

Sept. 21, 2015 (Monday) – In the “Nagasaki Sweet Pea Story 2015” broadcasted by Nagasaki International TV, our president Tomoki Kato  demonstrated Japanese garden craftsmanship and techniques at Kurodani Konkaikomyo-ji Temple to a group led by Dr. Hanamo of Tawaramachi Hospital, a member of the Medical Corporation Wakaba, that incorporates the Satoyama Therapy method. The hospital created a Japanese garden because Dr. Hamano desired “to make a Japanese garden where bedridden people can enjoy from a wheelchairs or lying down,” which has progressed the medical treatment for many elderly patients who also feel spiritual peace from this method.

Satoyama Therapy

2015 October Issue of “Tentou Mushi” – Kyoto Autumn Colors

2015 October issue of “Tentou Mushi” published by Adac Engineering Co., Ltd. The special article “Kyoto Autumn Colors” introduces famous spots, including Nanzen-ji Temple and Murin-an, which our company tends the gardens. In the article our president Tomoki Kato is highlighted in “The Person Supporting the Kyoto Autumn Colors.” It focuses on the garden care method that president Tomoki Kato uses at Nanzen-ji Temple.

“Kyoto Autumn Colors”
“Tentou Mushi”

Article in Tojokai Published by Chiba University

The 2015 “Tojokai” newsletter was published by the Department of Environmental Horticulture, Chiba University. In the “active veterans as regional leaders” corner includes an article by our president, Tomoki Kato, “Learn from the Tradition, Learn from the Team.”

2015 “Tojokai”

July 2015 Issue of “PARKS AND OPEN SPACE”

The July 2015 issue of the “PARKS AND OPEN SPACE” included an article “Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Keihanna Commemorative Park -Towards the Japanese Park-” written by Takeshi Yamaguchi, the park director for the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for. The magazine is published by the Parks and Open Space Association of Japan.

Article by Takashi Yamaguchi
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July 26, 2015 – Ashinaga Kyotology Program

July 26, 2015 (Sun) – President Tomoki Kato and several of our garden craftsmen hosted a petite garden (hachiniwa) workshop and lecture on Japanese gardens at Kurodani Konkai Komyo-ji Temple for the Ashinaga “Kyotology Program.” We thank the 45 internship students who came from around the world to learn about Kyoto and Japan.

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Hino River Basin Expedition Team 2015

Late June ~ mid July, 2015 – Toshinori Funao a park staff of the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care, attended as an advisor for the “Hino River Basin Expedition Team 2015 – Observing Creatures” workshop. He taught the elementary school students how to collect aquatic creatures and the creatures they would find. The event was sponsored by the Midori Net Hino River Basin and the Hino River Basin Mizusumashi Committee of Shiga Prefecture. June 26 (Fri), 2015 – Gamounishi Elementary School 4th grade 53 students. July 2, 2015 (Thurs.) – Gamoukita Elementary School 4th grade 60 students. July 16, 2015 (Thurs.) – Nishiōji Elementary School 5th grade 11 students.

July 2015 Issue of “Keihanna View” Vol.26 Keihanna 20th Anniversary Event

The “Keihanna View” newsletter is published by the Kansai Science City and the Kansai Science City Construction Promotion Conference. The “Keihanna View” Vol.26 (July 2015 issue) includes an article about the 20th Anniversary event of the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for. We hope to continue caring for this wonderful community park.

“Keihanna View” Vol.26
Kansai Science City

 

Tairyu-Sanso Garden in “Hitotoki” July, 2015 Issue

The July 2015 edition “Hitotoki” magazine was published by Wedge. The special article, “Kyoto no natsu, suikeishoku shoyo” included an introduction of one of the villas in the Nanzen-ji Temple neighborhood, which our company takes care of, called Tairyu-Sanso Garden. The garden uses borrowed landscape of the Higashiyama Mts. and takes in water from the Lake Biwa Canal. Pictures of the beautiful garden scenery and maintaining a pine tree is one of our garden craftsmen Takeshi Kato, are shown in the article. Photo: Kinichi Maeda

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Nanzen-ji Temple and Murin-an Garden Guided Tour by Garden Craftsman

May 23 (Sat), 2015 – One of our skilled garden craftsmen, Tomio Sakaue led a garden tour of Nanzen-ji Temple and Murin-an Gardens. These famous gardens represent the Edo and Meiji eras and the contrast and characteristics of that era can be seen. This event was hosted by Maimai Kyoto. 
Event: “Guided Tour by the Designated Gardener of Nanzen-ji Temple Garden – Murin-an by Jihei Ogawa (7th generation) vs Kinji-in by Enshu Kobori! Hidden thoughts of garden craftsmen -”

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KYOTO SMART CITY EXPO 2015

May 21, 2015 (Thurs.) – Our company is designated to manage and care for the Keihanna Commemorative Park. The park director, Takashi Yamaguchi and event management chief, Akiko Wada attended the KYOTO SMART CITY EXPO 2015 opening ceremony that was held at KICK (Keihanna Open Innovation Center @Kyoto) and exhibited a poster as a nearby facility. With the progression of the “Keihanna Science City,” the Keihanna Comm. Park is a relaxing scenic spot with lush green nature in the community. The expo was an excellent experience to reevaluate the roles of the park in a community with developing smart city projects.

 

May 13~15, 2015 – Seikanishi Middle School Career Experience

From May 13~15 (Wed.~Fri.), 2015 – The Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, held a seminar for the Seikanishi 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, creating satoyama (nostalgic) landscapes, and hands-on garden fence making workshop.

Touring Famous Meiji Era Buildings and Gardens ~ Kosei-in and Murin-an ~

May 14, 2014 (Thurs) – Professor Hiromasa Amasaki (Kyoto University of Art and Design) and President Tomoki Kato conducted a garden tour event of Kosei-in and Murin-an which was sponsored by Chugoku Shimbun Bunka Center Co. Ltd. Thank you very much to all who joined us for this event and traveling from afar. Event: “Touring Kyoto’s Famous Meiji Era Buildings and Gardens”

Garden Tour Flyer

“The Future of Park Management” International Symposium 2015 in Awaji

May 14, 2015 (Thurs) – “The Future of Park Management” International Symposium 2015 was held during The Awaji Flower and Greenery Fair 2015. Akiko Wada, the event management chief of the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care, conducted a presentation and participated in the poster presentations. This was an excellent opportunity to network and share ideas with various park management related personnel not only from all around Japan, but also internationally. 

2015 “Ocha no Kyoto” (Kyoto a City of Tea)

Since 2015 – The park director Takashi Yamaguchi of the Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care, joined the “Ocha no Kyoto” (Kyoto a city of tea) project promotion meetings and practitioner’s meetings. The project is conducted by Kyoto Prefecture for the promotion and revitalize the southern area of Kyoto. 

20th Anniversary of “Keihanna Commemorative Park”

April 29, 2015 – Our company is designated to manage and care for the “Keihanna Commemorative Park,” which celebrated its 20th anniversary. We deeply show our appreciation to the many supporters and volunteers who have made this possible. The park and the Seikacho Sweets Town Committee held a collaboration event. Many people came to enjoy Suikei-en Japanese Garden and the various others events, such as a concert, park tours, and quiz rally. We will keep caring for this wonderful park so it may continue to be a precious local asset. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Keihanna Commemorative Park
Keihanna Comm. Park 20th Anniversary (flyer)

2015 “Observation Workshop of Creatures in a Lotus Field”

April 26, 2015 (Sun) – The Osaka Museum of Natural History requested our staff from the Keihanna Commemorative Park which our company is designated to manage and care, Yuta Inamoto as a lecturer for a workshop. The “observation workshop of creatures in a lotus field” was held in Mishimae, Takatsuki City. Roughly 200 participants came to learn about the creatures living in lotus fields.

 

International Forum on Worldwide Famous Gardens Held on Awaji Island

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.

Flyer (PDF)
Pamphlet (PDF)