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Japanese Government Bestows High Honor to Diane Durston, Portland Japanese Garden Curator Emerita

On November 3, 2022, it was announced that the Government of Japan has awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays to Diane Durston, Curator Emerita of Portland Japanese Garden. This award was established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji and is among the highest honors conferred to civilians. The Consular Office of Japan in Portland shared that Durston was chosen to be among the recipients of the Japanese government’s 2022 Autumn Commendations “in recognition of her contributions to the introduction of Japanese culture in the United States, and to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.”

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From Art Focus on KBOO: Jun Kaneko

Art Focus on KBOO host Joseph Gallivan visited Portland Japanese Garden and chatted with our assistant director of exhibitions, Sarah-Kate Nomura about the Garden’s final exhibition of 2022, Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko.