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Spirits Rising: ひろしま / hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako

Maki Ishii, Ishiuchi Miyako ひろしま / hiroshima #123
Donor: Hosokawa, K. 2018

Portland Japanese Garden is commemorating 2020 as the Year of Peace in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Throughout the year, the Garden will be taking the opportunity to stimulate conversation and facilitate thoughtful discussions on the importance of cultivating peace and cross-cultural understanding.

This exhibiton will include a selection of the internationally acclaimed photographer’s monumental ひろしま / hiroshima series, documenting cherished items and clothing left behind by victims of the atomic bomb detonated in Hiroshima at the close of World War II that are now housed at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

The subjects are captured in her unique, moving style that resurrects and gives voice to those who suffered and died on that fateful day, bringing to life a renewed appeal for humanity and global peace.

The Pavilion will be open at 9am Tuesdays-Sundays for members throughout the entire Exhibition.

Portland Japanese Garden will present additional events and programming in conjunction with the exhibition. These will include a pair of lectures featuring the artist and curator in collaboration with the NW Film Center, and a film screening exploring the significance of the art displayed. Explore all related events here.