It has been discovered that graffiti has been carved, using a knife,
into some of the bamboo stalks at one of Kyoto’s most popular sites,
the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
Because the damaged bamboo stalks cannot be restored
to their original condition,
the bamboo must be cut and disposed of.
We wish to preserve the beautiful scenery of the Arashiyama area,
beloved by people from around the world, so we request that no one engage in such acts.