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Art in the Garden

Hanakago: The Art of Bamboo and Flowers

Our first exhibition of 2018, Hanakago (flower basket), features exquisite bamboo masterpieces from Portland resident Peter Shinbach’s incredible bamboo art collection. Each weekend, local ikebana practitioners will be demonstrating their craft.

Bamboo Mastery Film

Each weekend* from 12-3pm during this exhibition, we will be showing the film, Bamboo Mastery: The Art of Fujinama Noboru, in the Lemelson Studio located next to the Concierge Office in the Cultural Village.

*The film will not be shown March 17-18 and March 25.

Opening Weekend Highlights

Mrs. Etsuho Kakihana creating floral displays for the exhibition opening / Photo by Meg Nanna

Opening weekend was highlighted by the ikebana art of Mrs. Etsuho Kakihana, master teacher of ikebana of the Saga Goryu School at Daikakuji, one of Kyoto’s oldest and most revered Buddhist Temples.

Kakihana sensei travels from Kyoto with two prominent ikebana teachers to celebrate Kyoto with floral displays for the exhibition opening. A selection of baskets, including one by a Living National Treasure artist from Kyoto, will be paired with Saga Goryu ikebana arrangements. Staged in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries, this is the first bamboo art exhibition of its kind to feature flowers in the baskets designed originally to hold them.

Photo by Meg Nanna