Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, has been translated as “living flowers” or “giving life to flowers.” Join us from 1:15-2:15pm for an Ikebana presentation by Nana Bellerud in honor of Ikebana Day. The demonstration will take place at the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner, located in the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center.
June 6th was designated as Ikebana Day in 2020. Since ancient times in Japan, it has been said that the best day to start practicing traditional arts is on the 6th day of the 6th month at the age of 6, in hopes of the progress of the art. As Portland Japanese Garden is closed on June 6th this year, we are celebrating a few days early.