Of all the many stone lanterns throughout Portland Japanese Garden, none might be as visually arresting as the Sapporo Pagoda Lantern. No matter which way it is approached, through the Wisteria Arbor, the Camellia Tunnel, or along the slope of Cherry Tree Hill, its towering 18 feet draw the eye immediately. Grand and stately, the lantern’s form is that of a goju-no-to, or five-story pagoda.
On September 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, Japan Institute held its third Peace Symposium at Japan Society’s headquarters in New York, New York. Global thought leaders presented on topics related to the symposium’s theme of “The Intersection of Culture, Art, and Nature.” The following captures some highlights of the program through quotes.
In 2024, Portland Japanese Garden’s exhibitions will focus on the wealth of Japanese culture collected by our community close to home as well as Portland’s sister-city relationship with Sapporo, Japan all set within the peaceful and carefully curated landscape of the Garden. Mark your calendars as we share a preview of what to expect in the upcoming year.