Published: Sept.ember 13, 2010
Tenant Designated for Completed “Cho-ie”
Rental Contract Signed with Kyomachiya Architects
August 20, 2010 (7:00 pm) at Hasegawa Kaigado
Chairman Shuichiro Kajiyama and Mr. Yasuhiro Uchida of the Kyomachiya Architects and Kamanza-cho members Mr. Morimura, Mr. Nakazuka, Mr. Sugimoto, Mr. Sawada, Mr. Inoue, and Mr. Hasegawa were all present for the finalization of the tenant contract on August 20. There was a small problem regarding wording in the “contract cancellation” clause, but this unexpected matter was amicably resolved through a gentlemen’s agreement by both parties. The contract was duly confirmed by all members and promptly completed.
Jizo Obon Festival
August 22 (Sun) 11:00 am ~
Due to construction work at “Cho-ie,” this year’s Jizo Obon Festival was held at Mr. Kishimoto’s shop next door. Officers completed the decorative Jizo altar with a youthful nimbleness of hand. Thanks to a sturdy wooden frame assembled by Kyomachiya Architects member Mr. Oshita, the Jizo statue was securely positioned for display.
Five children and nearly 30 adults participated in the Buddhist “hoyo” service repeatedly rubbing their Buddhist rosary beads and bowing to Jizo. Following the service, children received snack coupons and adults reassembled at Higashiyama restaurant “Ryozen” for a friendly dinner gathering before returning to take down the Jizo Obon decorations.
Meeting for “Cho-ie” Completion Party
September 3 (Fri) 1:00 pm ~ at The Museum of Kyoto
A meeting to discuss details for the party and panel exhibition to commemorate the Kamanza-cho “Cho-ie” Renovation Project was held at The Museum of Kyoto on September 3. WMF Japan representative, Mr. Inagaki was present as were 2 representative from the Kyoto Community Collaboration Center, Ms. Kojima (Kyomachiya Council), a museum staff person and Mr. Hasegawa from Kamanza-cho members. It was decided the reception venue would take place in the second floor conference room in the old hall of the museum and that specifics regarding the reception of up to 100 invitees would be outlined in our next meeting.
NPO Kyomachiya Architects Announcement
Construction Progress Report