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Winter Scenes from the Garden 2024

Perched at a higher elevation than much of Portland, the combination of freezing temperatures, high wind speeds, and freezing rain had an adverse impact on Portland Japanese Garden. Where ice melted through many parts of the city, it persisted throughout our grounds, making it difficult to traverse. Fortunately, due to the tireless work of its Garden,

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2022 Iris Bloom Watch

Today, Friday July 8, marks the conclusion of our regular updates on the state of our irises. While some have started to remind us of their fleeting beauty there are still some yet to blossom, so make sure to visit while they’re still adorning our Zig-Zag Bridge in their lovely purple hues. Better yet, become a member and

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The Flowers of Spring 2022

If you are interested in seeing how flowers in Portland Japanese Garden are faring this spring, you can refer back to this space, where we will make regular updates. Now is a wonderful time to come visit as the Garden’s flowers are complemented by our new exhibition, Gifts From Japan: A Horticultural Tale Told Through

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Webinar Recording: Art of Vitality, The Peter Shinbach Art Collection

Portland Japanese Garden hosted a webinar offering professional and personal insights into the evolving dynamics of the bamboo art form while taking viewers on an immersive journey across the techniques and minds of its masters. Bamboo represents a millennia-old cultural symbol for vitality, suppleness, and strength – bending, not breaking under adversity. Like many other

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2022 Cherry Blossom Watch

To help plan your visit, Portland Japanese Garden created this hub where you will be able to find frequent updates on the state of the blooms of our cherry blossoms.

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Webinar Recording: Talking “Nuno” Visionary Japanese Textile

Japanese textile has never lost its craft spirit after industrialization. A celebrated cultural observer with a deep connection with Japan and the editor of the new book, NUNO: Visionary Japanese Textiles, Naomi Pollock, explores the creative world-vision of one of Japan’s most inventive textile design studios through a captivating dialogue with Anne Higonnet (Art historian

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Webinar Recording: Connecting the World through Manga and Anime

Portland Japanese Garden and the Japan Society have partnered to co-present a five-part webinar series, called Living Traditions. “Japanese Pop Culture: Connecting the World through Manga and Anime” is the fifth and final webinar of the series and occurred on February 15, 2022. The recording can be viewed below: Learn more about the Living Traditions webinar series

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Webinar Recording: A Conversation with Kengo Kuma and Toshiko Mori

Portland Japanese Garden and the Japan Society have partnered to co-present a five-part webinar series, called Living Traditions. “Architecture as Environment: A Conversation with Kengo Kuma and Toshiko Mori” is the fourth of the series and occurred on December 15, 2021. The recording can be viewed here: Learn more about the Living Traditions webinar series and our