Congratulations to Portland Japanese Garden Curator, Sadafumi Uchiyama who was honored this week with a prestigious Garden Design Award from the Garden Society of Japan.
Uchiyama’s application was submitted in July, and the winners were announced last month. He accepted his award in Tokyo this week surrounded by scholars and practitioners in the field of Japanese garden design.
Uchiyama was specifically honored for his achievement in the design category for his unprecedented landscape design work on Portland Japanese Garden’s new Cultural Crossing Project; unveiled to the public in April 2017.
The Garden Society of Japan Award honors those in the field of individual technique, design, research, appreciation, and a spread of hobbies in the Japanese garden which are in line with the purpose of the organization.
It is a significant honor which aims to contribute to the improvement of Japanese garden culture and to increase the comprehensive value of its art, technique, and research.