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Bamboo Fence Workshop 2023

Bamboo Fence Workshop 2023 will be conducted by Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama, Chief Curator and Director of International Japanese Garden Training Center, a fourth-generation Japanese gardener from southern Japan. After a tour of the garden focusing on bamboo fences, there will be a discussion on types and styles, followed by a demonstration and hands-on tool practice and knot-tying session under the guidance of Sada and staff gardener.  

Tickets will be limited and there will be a lottery system to provide equal opportunity for participation among members. 

  • This is a one-day event with 15 spots available.
  • When entering your submission for the lottery, you will be asked to sign a waiver.
  • Bending and kneeling is required.
  • The black twine used for tying knots (shuronawa) may stain your hands and clothes.
  • Printed educational material will be provided.
  • Event fees are non-refundable and take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • This event will begin promptly at 9AM.

Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

This is a member-only event.


Cultural Village

Approaching the Cultural Village. Photo by James Florio. On April 2, 2017, the Garden unveiled its $37.5 million Cultural Crossing expansion project. Built upon the organization’s celebrated legacy, this expansion represents the future of Portland Japanese Garden. This step forward honors the beauty and tranquility of the five traditional gardens, and