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Subtle Forms of Nature’s Artistry in Stone

Ice & Stone: Suiseki Viewing Stones From The Huntington Library  Paired with Stark Landscape Photography by Michael Kenna (Portland, Ore.) – Suiseki is the Japanese art of stone appreciation. Formed over centuries by wind, water and erosion, viewing stones are valued for their distinct shape, color, and texture.  Viewing stones take many forms including distant

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Portland Japanese Garden Offers Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

Portland Japanese Garden is offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families during the partial government shutdown. The Garden joins its Washington Park partner, the Oregon Zoo, in this effort to ease the financial burden for federal employees in our community. “We hope a visit to Portland Japanese Garden will ease stress and

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Nurtured by Nature: How Japanese Gardens Support our Bodies and Minds

“When we are surrounded by nature, a feeling of comfort comes over us and our bodies become relaxed. Most of us would intuitively recognize this feeling, but until recently we haven’t had any evidence to prove it.” – Yoshigumi Miyazaki, excerpt from his book Shinrin Yoku At Portland Japanese Garden, we have been studying the

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Letter from the CEO: Beginning my Japan Residency

Kon’nichiwa! This October, it is with gratitude and excitement that I am embarking on a Japan residency for six months to advance the work of the Garden. This work abroad will focus on expanding the Garden’s network throughout Japan as well as with Japanese garden and cultural centers internationally. Longtime members may remember when I

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Japanese Garden Conference has lessons for life

PORTLAND, Ore. – Harmony, respect, tranquility. The elements that inform a Japanese garden are as sought after today as they were 1,500 years ago when Japanese gardens were first introduced. It is these themes and more that will be explored by scholars, practitioners, and artists from around the world at the 2018 International Japanese Garden