Fostering Studies II, No.6 “Spring”
On March 9, while listening to a lecture given by Murin-an’s head gardener, participants in our Fostering Studies program made their own hand brooms. Entering the garden with these original hand brooms, they performed care for the Japanese sweet flag grass there. We explained to them how bamboo brooms get smaller with use and that, as they become worn down, they each take on different uses. This is the time of year when the evergreens gradually lose their leaves, but by having everyone gather up fallen leaves together, the garden became even cleaner than it was before.