"Look at Artisanship Crossing Over, Everywhere"
A Pine Thinning Demonstration
―Gardener Skills that Nurture a Garden that is a Designated Place of Scenic Beauty―
Throughout the garden, the skills of gardeners are applied every which way.
Our gardeners demonstrate “pine thinning,” a classic task for Kyoto gardens in winter.
Enjoy the skills and explanations of these gardeners whose work is to nurture a garden that is a Designated Place of Scenic Beauty.
We’ll be opening up Rinchi-tei and Tekisui-ken, which are normally closed to the public, so you can enjoy a rest in a warm space.
Time: Jan. 9(natl. holiday)-10 (Sun.) 9:00 AM-3:30 PM *Event held rain or shine
Place: Shōsei-en Garden, a national Place of Scenic Beauty
The pine grove by Ingetsu-chi Pond and Rinchi-tei /Tekisui-ken Reception Halls
Max. number of participants: None
Reservations: Not necessary *Limits may be placed on time and number of people for use of rooms
Fee: Free *500 yen entry fee required (proceeds used for garden maintenance)
An established Kyoto landscape company which has been a dedicated caretaker of the Nanzen-ji Temple, the head temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, since 1848. UEYAKATO has engaged in fostering and landscape designing the gardens of places of historic importance and Scenic Beauty, the likes of Nanzen-ji Temple, Higashi Honganji Temple, and Chishakuin Temple as well as villas such as Murin-an in the Nanzen-ji neighborhood. Since the implementation of a designated management system by Kyoto prefectural government, we have been managing the Keihanna Commemorative Park. We strive to provide multiple services: landscape gardening, research of historical and biological backgrounds and facility management.
He also participates in community development in the Monzen area as a member of the "Ohigashi-san Monzen Mirai Project.