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The Garden Path Magazine – July/August 2017

The July/August issue of The Garden Path magazine includes an inside look into the upcoming Art in the Garden exhibition featuring gorgeous Kabuki costumes from Japan; upcoming cultural festivals, O-Bon and Tanabata; the history of our beloved peace lantern in the Strolling Pond Garden; and more.

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Kasagi: Gates of Hope

In 2013, two nearly identical beams of a sacred Shinto gate landed on the Oregon coast after having been tragically washed away in the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. After traveling 5,000 miles across the Pacific, incredibly, these two crossbeams, know as kasagi landed within 120 miles of each other less than one month


A Wall Connecting Cultures

When visitors come to the Portland Japanese Garden, one of the features they will notice is a massive stone structure at the west end of the new Cultural Village. Measuring 18.5 feet tall and 185 feet long, it rises up to both greet visitors and transport them to another place and time. Walking past it,