Name:Naraya Memorial Sugimoto Residence Preservation Society (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)
Address:116 Yada-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Founding Date:February 1, 1992
Representative:Chiyoko Sugimoto (Representative Director)
Purpose:The foundation works toward the preservation of the Sugimoto residence and its surroundings, one of the rare structures that represent typical large-scale Kyo-Machiya, as well as incorporating traditional events particular of old merchant houses. The foundation works toward opening these properties to the public to contribute to research and study, and to promote the development of the traditional culture of the area.
Activities:1. Preserving and opening to the public the residence and its garden.
2. Preserving the furniture and utensils which have been handed down in the Sugimoto family through the generations, and opening them to the public.
3. Inheriting, maintaining, and opening to the public the traditional events particular of these old merchant houses.
4. Contributing to research and study of the merchant class culture.