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POSTPONED: Flowers for Peace: Ikebana International Exhibition 2020

This exhibition has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In this special, three-day exhibition, Portland Japanese Garden and Ikebana International (Portland Chapter 47), presents a series of arrangements by some of Oregon’s most revered floral artists connected through the concept of “peace.”

Portland Japanese Garden’s programmatic theme for 2020, Year of Peace, is in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Created in the aftermath of WWII as a place of healing between the peoples of the U.S. and Japan, Through this thematic focus, the Garden hopes to create opportunities to reflect on ways we experience peace through connections to art, nature, and one another.

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, has been translated as “living flowers” or “giving life to flowers.” This traditional art form is unique in that asymmetry and the use of empty space are essential features of the overall composition. A sense of harmony among the materials, the container, and the setting is also crucial.

Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of ikebana. Ikebana International does not teach any single type of ikebana. Rather, it is an interest group made up of people of many nationalities who enjoy ikebana and other arts of Japan.

Participating Schools

  • Ikenobo (池坊)
  • Ohara School Oregon Chapter (小原流オレゴン支部)
  • Ohara School Seattle Chapter (小原流シアトル支部)
  • Ryuseiha School (龍生派)
  • Saga Goryu (嵯峨御流)
  • Sogetsu (草月)