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Cultural Demonstration

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with an ever-changing cultural demonstration each Sunday from 1-2pm in the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner.

Whether it is the soft sounds of a koto (Japanese harp) whispering through the Garden, a demonstration on the exquisite yukata (Japanese kimono), or learning about chado (the Way of Tea) during a tea demonstration – each week we offer guests an opportunity to view a cultural demonstration.

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.

Ours is an educationally driven mission with the intent of sharing another way of being in the world.