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Nuvo: Kengo Kuma’s Cultural Village

“You have to look up—way up—to find the Portland Japanese Garden, located on a hill within the city’s Washington Park. The tranquil 9.1-acre space, designed by Takuma Tono and opened in 1967, is regarded as one of the best Japanese-style gardens outside Japan. And yet, in recent years, the garden seems to have been overshadowed by Portland’s abundance of buzzy offerings: food trucks, craft breweries, bike tours, and the like. But things are changing, thanks to a new addition: the Cultural Village at Portland Japanese Garden, designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma.” – Nuvo Magazine, Summer 2017