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Alaska Beyond: A Pacificwide Friendship

Alaska Beyond highlights the Garden, the recent cultural expansion and the upcoming art exhibition, Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty. The exhibition will be open from October 5 – December 1, 2019. Find this Portland Japanese Garden spotlight on pages 128-129.

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Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty

Portland Japanese Garden presents the art of Noritaka Tatehana in his first-ever North American solo exhibition. Installed in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries, Tatehana enchants through his use of traditional symbols of sophistication and beauty with the inclusion of new, never-before-seen works of art created especially for this exhibition. Co-curated by the Garden’s Curator of

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Niwashi and Shamisen-sosha: Preserving Multiple Artforms

You never know the path a simple introduction will lead to. The path to Portland for one Japanese gardener began more than ten years ago, while he was working toward a master’s degree in landscape architecture at Tokyo University of Agriculture. Tatsuya Hosono was interested in what one of the speakers visiting his university had

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The Garden Path Magazine – September/October 2019

Our September/October issue of The Garden Path brings us into the colorful season of fall, including the Moonviewing Festival and the the first hints of turning leaves.  In this edition, learn more about the upcoming exhibition Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty, our 2020 Member Tour to Japan, our fall Design Intensive (still accepting applications), and more.

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Garden Art Installation on Permanent Display in Northeast Portland

On Aug. 17, two hand-carved wooden planks known as power boards were installed alongside the Sapporo Bell just outside the Oregon Convention Center. Ingrained with symbolism and dedicated to the spiritual and natural worlds, these thematically similar artworks were created by members of two far-flung cultures: the indigenous Ainu of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, and

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Yahoo Finance: 50 Affordable Trips to Take After You Turn 50

19. Portland, Ore. Daily Cost: $123 Airfare: $176 Hotel: $67 One of America’s best big cities for budget travel, Portland is the shining star of the Pacific Northwest. Must-see attractions include quirky bookstores, crafts markets and the local coffee and doughnut shops, where you can get a true taste of the region. Once you’ve filled your belly, the International

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The Oregonian Highlights Portland’s Japan Connection

We’re overjoyed to see Portland Japanese Garden appear in this recent article in the Oregonian on Aug. 3rd. The hand carved wood power boards commissioned from Ainu and Northwestern native artists for the recent Forest of Dreams exhibition, located until recently at the Garden Overlook, are scheduled to be rededicated at their new home at

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This Year in The Garden Path

The Year of Hokkaido has seen remarkable growth and wonderful changes here at Portland Japanese Garden, and we have lots to show for it! We’ve proudly hosted a series of well-attended Garden+ Lectures and welcomed a set of unforgettable Art in the Garden exhibitions, including the currently ending Forest of Dreams woodcarving show. The Garden