April brings an exhibition of the calligraphic works of the renowned artist, Shoko Kanazawa. Born with Down syndrome, Kanazawa began studying calligraphy at the age of five to become one of Japan’s most acclaimed contemporary calligraphers. Showcasing her dramatic interpretation of the national treasure Wind and Thunder Gods by Tawaraya Sōtatsu, ca. 1570-ca. 1640, the exhibition provides a moving exploration of her emotion and poetry. 2020 Art Exhibitions To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Portland Japanese Garden celebrates 2020 as the “Year of Peace,” honoring the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Introducing a wide array of artists and art forms, these exhibitions will reflect on ways we experience peace through connections to art, nature, and one another.