“Kurodani Konkai Komyo-ji North Garden of Shiun-no-niwa”

History of Gardens in Kyoto

President Tomoki Kato was invited to give a lecture at the golden age academy held in the Kyoto City Lifelong Learning Center (Kyoto ASNY) on February 28th, 2014.
Lecture title: History of gardens in Kyoto – attractiveness of gardens in Kyoto from historical and cultural perspectives
We appreciate the kind attention shown by the almost 600 participants.

“Hoshino Yoshiharu-to-kangaeru family business management”

In an article titled “Hoshino Yoshiharu-to-kangaeru family business management”, talks between Mr. Yoshiharu Hoshino, the president of Hoshino Resort Co., Ltd. and our president Tomoki Kato were published.

Lecture at Murin-an Garden by Soundscape Association of Japan

December 21, 2013 – President Tomoki Kato gave a lecture on garden soundcape and the enjoyment of sounds such as “tebouki” (bamboo hand broom) and gardening scissors. The event “Enjoy the Sounscape of Murin-an Garden through the “tebouki” and the “hospitality of the garden”” was hosted by the Garden Soundscape WG of the Soundscape Association of Japan.

Soundscape Association of Japan – event report

“Hyakunen-meika”

President Tomoki Kato, participated in shooting the BS Asahi program “Hyakunen-meika, Kyoto Arashiyama Tairyusanso Nanzenji kaiwai bessogun wo meguru tabi” broadcast from 12:00 on December 8th, 2013. In this program, he walked around Tairyusanso Garden with Noriko Yashima and Riho Makise, introducing the garden’s highlights.

“Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Aki-higashiyama-irotoridori”

Takeshi Kato, our gardener, cooperated in shooting the NHK BS Premium program “Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Aki-higashiyama-irotoridori” broadcast from 22:30 on December 7th, 2013.

2013 Environmental Study Sessions for Elementary Students

2013 – 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.

July 3, 2013 (Wed.) – Daisan Kinrin Elementary School, 4th Grade
Sept. 13, 2013 (Fri.) – Kinkaku Elementary School, 3rd Grade
Oct. 29, 2013 (Tues.) – Momoyamahigashi Elementary School, 3rd Grade

A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden

Tomio Sakaue and Tomoki Kato from our company made a presentation at the general meeting in Kansai branch of the Japan Institute of Landscape Architecture on October 27th, 2013.
Presentation title: A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden – to perceive a sense of the time-
This presentation won the Kansai branch award of the Japan Institute of Landscape Architecture in 2013.

A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden

“Shin-nihon-fudoki Tsuki-no-yoru”

President Tomoki Kato introduced moon viewing in the Japanese garden in NHK BS’s program “Shin-nihon-fudoki Tsuki-no-yoru” broadcast from 21:00 on October 25th, 2013.

A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden

Tomio Sakaue from our company won the special grand prize award of Ichizokai through an examination on October 25th, 2013. (Ichizokai is an abbreviation of “Zenkoku-1kyu-zoensekokanrigishi-no-kai”, The society of national 1st grade landscape construction technicians).
Presentation title: A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden -to perceive a sense of the time-

A study of continuous maintenance of Murinan Garden

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 October 10th, 2013.
Event name: Gardens in Nanzen-ji Temple, guided by the president of Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd., the designated gardener of Nanzen-ji

Kyoto Okazaki Facebook – event photos

“Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Mizu-hikaru-natsu”

Takeshi Kato, our gardener, cooperated in shooting the NHK BS Premium program “Kyoto Nanzenji-kaiwai-bessogun, Mizu-hikaru-natsu” broadcast on September 29th, 2013.

Sept. 5, 2013 – NaraGakuen Tomigaoka Middle School Career Experience

Sept. 5, 2013 (Thurs.) – The Keihanna Commemorative Park, which our company is designated to manage and care for, held a seminar for the NaraGakuen Tomigaoka 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 and a workshop on creating a garden stone arrangement.

“Yoi Don!”

Yoshiki Kato, our managing director, cooperated in shooting a corner titled “Kansai Worker” in Kansai TV’s program “Yoi Don!”, broadcast on July 19th 2013. He guided Mr. Ujihara and Mr. Suga of a comedy group called Rozan. First he brought them to Nanzen-ji Temple and explained the secrets of garden maintenance. Then, they moved to Shosei-en in Higashihongan-ji Temple, where he gave them hands-on guidance on how to prune the hedge.

June 17, 2013 (Mon.) – “Project for Lots of Flowers”

June 17, 2013 (Mon.) – The Kyoto Municipal Nakagyo Middle School is working on a project to increase school grounds and neighborhood greenery, “Project for Lots of Flowers.” President Tomoki Kato and Mayumi Ida conducted a presentation about planting flowers and the work of a garden craftsman for the school.