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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