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Event Report2018/10/5

Wednesday: Wild Bird Lesson

On the afternoon of October 3, we held a mini-lecture on Murin-an’s wild birds. Our topic this time was the Pale Thrush. This is a winter bird that sometimes comes as early as late October. We explained this bird’s ecology by discussing the connection between its behavior and the moss inside Murin-an.
Our next lesson will be on October 10 (Wed.) 2:00 PM-2:30 PM and will cover the Dusky Thrush.
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Staff Eyes2018/10/2

The Gardener’s View

Sweet Osmanthuses bloom
As you pass through Murin-an’s gate, you can smell a sweet scent in the breeze that seemingly comes from nowhere. This is the time of year when our Sweet Osmanthuses greet all Murin-an’s visitors with their small orange flowers.

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Event Info2018/10/1

Zaifu day at Murin-an.

October 2 (Tues.) is zaifu day at Murin-an.
Yesterday’s typhoon has left a clear autumn sky in its wake. Both the lawn and the moss have a fresh shine about them today. Come enjoy some matcha tea while gazing at the garden in autumn. We await your visit.
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The Murin-an tea ceremony
Event Report2018/9/30

The Murin-an tea ceremony

The Murin-an tea ceremony is held every Saturday. Come around to the garden and savor a cup of freshly whisked green tea.
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Japanese beautyberries blooming
Staff Eyes2018/9/28

The Gardener’s View

Look at these Japanese beautyberries blooming by the stream behind Murin-an’s stone memorial. These beautyberries are like purple jewels that shine even brighter against the green of the garden. We hope you’ll all come to find them.

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Murin-an Garden
Facility Info2018/9/28

On September 30 (Sun.), Murin-an will be open to the public for free!

On September 30 (Sun.), to commemorate the semi-centennial of the founding of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) conference to be held in Kyoto next year, Murin-an will be open to the public for free!

The Agency for Cultural Affairs, which is scheduled to be fully transferred to Kyoto in 2021, celebrated its semi-centennial anniversary this year. And in September 2019, Japan’s first ever International Council of Museums conference will be held in Kyoto. To celebrate these events, Kyoto is opening up its cultural facilities to the public for free in the hope of having as many people as possible experience the depth of Kyoto culture. Murin-an too will also be open to the public for free. On that day, we hope you will also take advantage of our cafe (menu prices apply) and our free guided tours.

Night
Event Report2018/9/25

The harvest moon makes Murin-an a truly blissful place to be.

The harvest moon makes Murin-an a truly blissful place to be. Yoko Ogihara of Gofuku Ogihara gave a lecture on kimonos and displayed a specially prepared exhibit of precious kimonos. At the special nighttime tea ceremony led by Urasenke tea master Chiba Soko, we served original sweets prepared that day by Kyoto Suetomi. The climax of the evening was the gentle and wistful sound of Kazuya Sato’s Shinobue bamboo flute spreading throughout the garden.
It was an incredible night of experiencing refined Japanese beauty under a harvest moon.

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