Behind the Shoji, Portland Japanese Garden’s show and sale of Japanese-inspired art and crafts is coming June 17-July 16, 2017.
This annual show features some of the finest Japanese-inspired arts and crafts available, with an emphasis this year on the work of Northwest artists. For the first time ever, the event will be held in the new Yanai Classroom, a feature of the recently unveiled Cultural Village at Portland Japanese Garden.
As tea cups are notoriously one of the Garden’s most sought-after items, Behind the Shoji will have an abundance of one-of-a-kind ceramics available for purchase.
Featured artist Dan Kunnecke will have several of his works for sale. Kunnecke is a potter in Portland, with roots that trace back to Japan.
“I grew up in Japan, and my work is heavily influenced by my upbringing and frequent trips as a teenager to the pottery village of Mashiko, about 2 hours outside of Tokyo. I love making beautiful things that require an investment of skill, time, and effort,” said Kunnecke.