The Sugimoto Residence will be open to the public from Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, to unveil thekomegura (rice granary), for which 18 months of repair work was completed last June.
On October 13, a roundtable discussion entitled “Rice Stories Proven by Ancient Documents of the Sugimoto Family,” will be held by 5 researchers of the Sugimoto Family’s Ancient Documents.
In addition, on October 13 and 14, an event to experience the Sugimoto Family’s Bubuzuke, by Setsuko Sugimoto – a culinary researcher who inherits the family’s cuisine -will take place. This is a precious opportunity to taste the “Genuine Bubuzuke of Kyoto,” which became famous through Kamigata Rakugo’s program “Kyo no Chazuke.” *
* ”Kyo no Chazuke” is a story that reveals Kyoto residents’ custom to suggest to their visitors that it’s time to go home by saying “What about having a bubuzuke?” It is said that since people have to decline the offer and go home, it is rare for one to actually taste the genuine Bubuzuke of Kyoto. (Kyoto people say that this is a story made up by Osaka residents to malign Kyoto residents.)
The Sugimoto Residence and Komegura – Opening to the Public
Date and Time: Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2018 13:00 – 17:00
Entrance Fee: 1,000 yen (800 yen for high school students and under) as a donation for preservation efforts of the properties
– No reservation is needed.
– We ask visitors to enter the residence with socks for the protection of cultural properties.
– Taking photos is prohibited.
Roundtable Discussion: “Rice Stories Proven by the Ancient Documents of the Sugimoto Family”
Date and Time: Saturday, October 13, 11:00 – 12:30
Speakers: 5 Researchers of the Sugimoto Family’s Ancient Documents
Moderator: Utako Sugimoto (Chief Curator of the Sugimoto Residence Preservation Society)
Participation Fee: Only the entrance fee to the Sugimoto Residence (1,000 yen)
Seating Capacity: 30 people
Reservation: An application must be made to the Naraya Memorial Sugimoto Residence Preservation Society by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (The names of all attendees, contact phone numbers, and if you are foreign visitors, name of the hotel where you are staying, are needed.) We will stop accepting applications once all places are taken.
Bubuzuke Experience by the Culinary Researcher Setsuko Sugimoto
Date: Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: (1st) 13:00 – (2nd)13:40 – (3rd)14:20-
Participation Fee: 2,000 yen (Including the entrance fee for the Sugimoto Residence)
Seating Capacity: 8 people per session
Reservation: An application must be made to the Naraya Memorial Sugimoto Residence Preservation Society by email to email@example.com (Which session to attend, the names of all attendees, contact phone numbers, and if you are foreign visitors, the name of the hotel where you are staying, are needed.) We will stop accepting applications once all places are taken.