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From the Portland Tribune: Portland Collector Shows Off Prized Japanese Art

Having begun on November 20 and running through January 30, “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Changing Tastes in Japanese Woodblock Prints” is Portland Japanese Garden’s final art exhibition of 2021. Learn more about the masterful woodblock prints on display from the collection of Irwin Lavenberg and Irwin himself in this interview featured in The Portland Tribune.

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Meet Hugo Torii, Garden Curator at Portland Japanese Garden

Hugo Torii was recently named Garden Curator at Portland Japanese Garden, making him the 10th to take on this critical role since the Garden opened in 1967. Torii is succeeding the Chief Curator, Sadafumi Uchiyama. “Creating gardens takes a lot of time and we see things in a longer timeframe. It’s important that we keep

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Supporting Portland Japanese Garden for 60 Years

Inspired in the late 1950s by growing cultural ties between Oregon and Japan, Mayor Terry Schrunk and members of the Portland community conceived the idea of building a Japanese garden on the site of the old zoo in Washington Park. This initiative sparked the interest of Margueritte (Maggie) Drake, who showed up at the first

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History of Portland Japanese Garden

KGW (local NBC affiliate) is broadcasting their News at Sunrise show live from the Garden for two weeks during the Tokyo Olympics. As part of their series “Our Shared Journey”, KGW is featuring local stories of the shared connections between Japan and Oregon, including the history of Portland Japanese Garden. For the full coverage with the

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KGW Interviews Steve Bloom, CEO

KGW News at Sunrise’s Brenda Braxton interviews Steve Bloom, CEO of Portland Japanese Garden. KGW is broadcasting live from the Garden for two weeks during the Tokyo Olympics. Read more here.

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Connected Communities

Throughout the 2021 Summer Olympics, KGW’s Sunrise team will be producing a few special pieces that highlight Portland Japanese Garden and our expression of Japanese culture, tradition, and aesthetics.

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KOIN6 Visits Newly Reopened Umami Café

Kohr Harlan with KOIN6 visits the recently reopened Umami Café to learn about the new menu and the art of tea. Learn about the one-of-a-kind immersive tea experience at the Umami Café and make reservations before your visit!

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NBC News: How to Create a Japanese Garden

In a recent article by NBC News, Portland Japanese Garden is highlighted as an expert in Japanese garden design. Learn about the characteristics of a Japanese garden, benefits, key features, and how to design your own.