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Spy News Magazine: A Visit to Portland Japanese Garden

“No matter what your interests are the Portland Japanese Garden is a spectacular place to visit while in Portland not only to be observed but to immerse yourself in Japanese culture.” Read the full article about what makes Portland Japanese Garden a must-visit for Spy News Magazine, here.   Article by Rutger Deverell & Christopher Dela Cruz/Spy

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Glimpse of Spring

“Where is all the color?” ask many first-time visitors to a Japanese garden. Color and number of plant specimens are not necessarily what a Japanese garden is about, but the differences in color and contrast are part of what make them intriguing. The subtlety of different shades and textures of green are thought to promote

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A Conversation with Kyoko Yoshida and Masatsugu Ono

On March 28, the Garden’s Yanai Classroom turns into a pop-up literary salon with “Navigating Literary Seas: An Evening of Readings and Conversation with Kyoko Yoshida and Masatsugu Ono.” Hosted by writer David Karashima, the event includes readings in Japanese and English from new works, and a spontaneous conversation about language, identity, translation, and sense

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A Conversation with Pico Iyer

On May 23, acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer joins Portland Japanese Garden’s Curator Emerita Diane Durston for an afternoon of conversation about seasons and the constancy of change. International Japanese Garden Training Center Director Kristin Faurest, Ph.D., spoke with the author about the ideas and experiences that inform his work. KF:  Your newest book is

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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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Inhabit a Kengo Kuma Creation

“You’ll applaud the execution of the Suteki house. Rooms facing the backyard completely open to a yellow cedar deck and landscaping designed by Sadafumi Uchiyama, Curator of Portland Japanese Garden,” The Oregonian, July 2017 World-renowned architect Kengo Kuma’s Cultural Village at Portland Japanese Garden has transformed the landscape with a beautiful harmony of garden and

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Fostering the Future

This post was written by Kristin Faurest, director of our International Japanese Garden Training Center ,  and was originally featured on the landscape architecture blog Land 8. Low-maintenance is a sought-after quality in landscapes — as well as in architecture, vehicles, pets, hairstyles, flooring, the personalities of prospective mates, and pretty much everything else. We use the word