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From Oregon Public Broadcasting: Japan Institute breaks old ground for new cultural center in Portland

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reporter Steven Tonthat attended the hand-off event that celebrated Portland Japanese Garden’s acquisition of a property that will house our new sibling organization, the Japan Institute.  Tonthat spoke with Portland Japanese Garden CEO Steve Bloom and marketing director Megumi Kato and highlighted the exciting programming that will take place on our

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From KBOO: Netsuke Carvings at Portland Japanese Garden

In a recent episode of the KBOO program Art Focus, Portland Japanese Garden Assistant Director of Exhibitions Sarah-Kate Nomura discussed the art of netsuke, miniature art pieces used as toggles for holding a purse or pouch on the belt of a kimono. See the exhibition, Fashion and Fantasy: The Art of Netsuke in the Pavilion

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From KPTV: ‘The Art of Netsuke Carvings’ exhibit at Portland Japanese Garden

Drawing on a recent gift from The Netsuke Collection of James R. Coonan, Denise C. Bates and Lurline C. Menzies, Fashion and Fantasy: The Art of Netsuke Carvings explores the breathtaking stories, artistic expression and imagination that netsuke capture. Each netsuke is highly detailed, imaginatively depicting people and animals from everyday life as well as folktales and fables. KPTV visited

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From KOIN: Umami Café’s Japanese teas, desserts

The inviting Umami Café is an idyllic setting to set aside the busy patter of the day-to-day and take a moment to reflect and relax with a cup of warm tea and delicious hand-crafted treat from one of Portland Japanese Garden’s cultural culinary partners. KOIN featured the Umami Café in a recent edition of “Foodie