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A Letter in Response to Recent Attacks

In response to the recent racist attack on Portland’s Eastbank Esplanade, Portland Japanese Garden has co-signed a letter alongside Oregon Rises Above Hate, a local organization working to defeat anti-Asian hate. To read the letter in its original format, click here. “We felt we may have been killed.” – Recent victim of the July 2 racist attack on

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Letter from Robert Zagunis, Board President (2019-2022)

Dear Members, I visit Portland Japanese Garden often. I frequent our magnificent Garden not just in my capacity as a Trustee, but to take advantage of the opportunity for reflection it provides. I have been reflecting a lot lately. This May, my term as Board President will conclude and a lot has happened in the

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In Remembrance: Kazuo Mitsuhashi (1941-2021)

A distinguished and world-renowned garden designer, author and teacher, Kazuo Mitsuhashi was a major figure in Japanese garden world for a half century. “A garden you create is who you are and a reflection of your view of the world, i.e. you cannot create a garden better than who you are,” Mitsuhashi noted, “Well, to

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A Letter from Portland Japanese Garden Trustee Doug de Weese

Portland Japanese Garden has become an essential cultural nonprofit organization over its nearly 60 years of existence due in part to the expert leadership provided by its Board of Trustees. Our trustees guide the Garden in planning its future, building connections with civic leaders near and far, and raising funds so it can continue to