The Garden is a living “classroom” that offers tremendous opportunities for experiential learning to all who enter its gates. The lessons of the Portland Japanese Garden are many and varied; not only does it speak about the way trees grow and how moss forms on stone, but also about the lives and culture of the people who designed and nurtured this enduring art form.
On your next visit to the Garden, you may encounter a variety of ever-changing cultural demonstrations in the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner of our new Cultural Village.
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with the soft sounds of koto (Japanese harp) whispering through the Garden, a demonstration on the exquisite yukata (Japanese kimono), learning about chado (the Way of Tea) during a tea demonstration, or discovering the delicate beauty of ikebana (the art of flower arranging.)
Ours is an educationally driven mission with the intent of sharing another way of being in the world.