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Spirits Rising: ひろしま / hiroshima

Portland Japanese Garden is commemorating 2020 as the Year of Peace in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Throughout the year, the Garden will be taking the opportunity to stimulate conversation and facilitate thoughtful discussions on the importance of cultivating peace and cross-cultural understanding. In conjunction with the opening

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Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty

Portland Japanese Garden presents the art of Noritaka Tatehana in his first-ever North American solo exhibition. Installed in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries, Tatehana enchants through his use of traditional symbols of sophistication and beauty with the inclusion of new, never-before-seen works of art created especially for this exhibition. Co-curated by the Garden’s Curator of

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Forest of Dreams: Fostering Grassroots Cultural Exchange

A critical component of Portland Japanese Garden’s mission is to promote the work and experience of peace. This mission is at the heart of the Garden’s programming and activities and has been a driving force since our inception: to foster understanding and friendship between cultures. Our current exhibition, Forest of Dreams, has taken on that

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Forest of Dreams: Ainu and Native American Woodcarving

June 8 – July 21  Pavilion Gallery  Forest of Dreams (co-curated by Sachiko Matsuyama and Deana Dartt, PhD) brings together the artistry and traditions of indigenous peoples of Japan and the Columbia River Region to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association (Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island and

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Subtle Forms of Nature’s Artistry in Stone

Ice & Stone: Suiseki Viewing Stones From The Huntington Library  Paired with Stark Landscape Photography by Michael Kenna (Portland, Ore.) – Suiseki is the Japanese art of stone appreciation. Formed over centuries by wind, water and erosion, viewing stones are valued for their distinct shape, color, and texture.  Viewing stones take many forms including distant

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Exhibition Brings the History of Manga to Life

This December, Art in the Garden features Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics, an exhibition organized and supported by the Japan Foundation. The Garden is the only U.S. venue for this traveling exhibition, which was directed by Professor Jaqueline Berndt of Seika University in collaboration with curators Yu Ito