“Learning Traditional Skills”
I’m a gardener working at Sengan-en, and I have been with Shimadzu Limited for about 4 months. We start the day with a morning meeting then clean up around the gardens for about an hour every day. After that we each go to the area we will be working on for the day and get to work. Since we are outside all day it’s tough work, especially in the summer. There are also a lot of technical skills which we have to learn. That’s what I’m focusing on now. I think this job requires a lot of self-discipline. The plants around the garden are all alive and it is our responsibility to take care of them, so we have to make sure we’re in good condition first.