Tour Guiding of Dainei-in Temple Garden

Tour Guiding of Dainei-in Temple Garden

On October 24, 2014 , President Tomoki Kato conducted a guided tour of Dainei-ken Garden, a sub-temple of Nanzen-ji Temple, for an event hosted by Chugoku Shinbun Joho Bunka Centre.

2014 NAJGA Conference in Chicago

North American Japanese Garden Association(NAJGA) was held during October 16-18, 2014 in Chicago, USA.
On October 18, 2014 – President Tomoki Kato gave a Keynote Speech on “The spirit of the Kyoto garden craftsman ~Fostering Scenery Connecting Time and Space~ ”. Hugo Torii and Akane Ishii served as interpreter at the speech.
On October 16, 2014 – Workshop on “improvements in the evolution of a maturing garden” was held and Takeshi Kato and Hugo Torii supported to demonstrate how to prune and set scenery stone by using tripod.

Outline and summary “The Spirit of Kyoto Garden Craftsman” keynote speech
NAJGA Facebook

International News Report

On October 17, 2014, workshop at the conference of North America Japanese Garden Association in Chicago was broadcast on the NHK BS1 TV program “International news report”.
Pruning and stone setting workshop demonstrated by Takeshi Kato and Hugo Torii was featured in the TV program.

Nikkei Otona-no OFF

One of the gardens we have fostered, HOSHINOYA Kyoto, was introduced on the BS JAPAN TV program “Nikkei Otona-no OFF Otona-no Jyoshuku” that was broadcasted on October 6, 2014. President Tomoki Kato introduced how the “Oku-no-niwa” garden was fostered. He included the importance of daily garden care and Yasutomo Inoue (one of our garden craftsmen) was also in the video clip.

BS JAPAN “Nikkei Otona-no OFF”

Guided Autumn Kyoto Gardens

October 5, 2014 (Sat) – one of our garden craftsmen, Tomio Sakaue assisted as a garden tour guide for this event. It was jointly hosted by Maimai Kyoto and the Okazaki community promotion committee.
Event: Guided Autumn Nanzen-ji Garden to Konchi-in Murin-an.

Kyoto Okazaki Facebook – event post

“Shin-nihon-fudoki, Tsuki-no-yoru”

On October 1, 2014, the English version of NHK BS Premium’s program “Shin-nihon-fudoki, Tsuki-no-yoru” was rebroadcast by NHK world.
The English title is “Seasoning the Seasons”.

Hand-size Planter Gardens at Konkai Komyo-ji Temple

September 27, 2014 (Sat) – Workshop to create hand-sized gardens in planters/pots was held at KonkaiKomyo-ji Temple’s garden. 3 of our skilled staff, Yasutomo Inoue, Mayumi Ida, and Yosuke Ohta assisted in an event jointly hosted by Maimai Kyoto and the Okazaki  community promotion committee.
  This was a great chance to see a beautiful garden that is only occasionally open to the public.

Kyoto Okazaki Facebook – event post

“Konna-tokoro-ga-atta-no-ka. Kyoto bettei hanayagi-no-haru suzuyaka-ni-natsu”

Gardener Takeshi Kato cooperated in shooting the NHK BS Premium program “Konna-tokoro-ga-atta-no-ka. Kyoto bettei hanayagi-no-haru suzuyaka-ni-natsu” broadcast from 8:30 on July 19th, 2014.

Hino River Basin Expedition Team 2014

July 14 & 15, 2014 (Mon. & Tues.) – 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 2014 – Observing Creatures” workshop. He taught the Ryūōnishi Elementary School 5th grade 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.

Guided Tour of Secret Kyoto Gardens

One of the many gardens we care for, the Gabou-en garden owned by Matsumoto Sake Brewing Co., Ltd. was in the book, “Niwashi to Aruku Kyo no Kakure Niwa” (Walk the Secret Gardens of Kyoto with a Garden Craftsman) published by Heibonsha Co., Ltd.

Niwashi to Aruku Kyo no Kakure Niwa

Garden City Kyoto’s Attractiveness

On July 5th, 2014 – President Tomoki Kato gave a lecture from 6:30 a.m. at the head temple of Jodo sect Hyakumanben Chionji Gyoten Koza.
Lecture title: Garden city Kyoto’s attractiveness
We would like to express our appreciation to the many participants for attending this early morning event.

Aoi-den Garden of Westin Miyako Hotel

On June 21, 2014 – One of our garden craftsmen, Tomio Sakaue and President Tomoki Kato (with other co-authors) from our company gave a presentation at the general meeting of the Academic Society of Japanese Garden. 
Presentation title: “The Structure of Stream Damages and the Essence of  Repairing Method founded in the Repairing Process in Aoi-den Garden of Westin Miyako Hotel”

The Structure of Stream Damages and the Essence of Repairing Method founded…

“Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Kigi-utau-haru”

Gardener Takeshi Kato cooperated in shooting the NHK BS Premium program “Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Kigi-utau-haru” broadcast from 22:30 on May 17th, 2014.

The Designated Gardener of 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 (Kyoto Okazaki community promotion council) on May 10th, 2014.
Event name: Gardens with fresh greens in Nanzen-ji Temple, guided by the president of UEYAKATO LANDSCAPE Co., Ltd., the designated gardener of Nanzen-ji Temple.

Maimai Kyoto Facebook – event photos

Making a Palm Size Garden

Takeshi Kato, Yasutomo Inoue and Yumi Koyama from our company made a small garden at an event hosted by Maimai Kyoto and co-hosted by Kyoto Okazaki Miryokuzukuri suishin kyogikai (Kyoto Okazaki community promotion committee) on April 27th, 2014.
Event name: Making a palm size garden with the designated gardeners of Nanzen-ji Temple

Kyoto Okazaki Facebook – event photos

“Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Fuyu・Ishi-wa-kataru”

Gardener Takeshi Kato participated in shooting the NHK BS Premium program “Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Fuyu・Ishi-wa-kataru” broadcast from 19:30 on March 15th, 2014.