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Portland Monthly Features “Spirits Rising” Opening

The opening art exhibition in The Year of Peace, which has been dedicated to honoring the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has been featured in the magazine “Portland Monthly.” Ishiuchi Miyako’s monumental, unadorned photography of belongings left behind by victims of the Hiroshima bombing, Spirits Rising: ひろしま/hiroshima, will be available in the Pavilion Gallery from

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Artist with Down Syndrome Communicates Through Calligraphy

Since Shoko was a young child, Yasuko Kanazawa has been collecting artwork made by her daughter.Yasuko always knew Shoko had a gift, but was not aware her daughter’s art would become a global inspiration. Born with Down syndrome, Shoko Kanazawa, 34, started studying calligraphy at age five and has since refined her craft to achieve

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Interview with Patrick Lewis: Botanical Gardens as Idea Libraries

On Feb. 12, the Garden teams up with OMSI to co-present the short film “Garden of Secrets.” A co-production of TeaLeaves and the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden, the film explores how botanical gardens can offer innovative ideas for solutions to the climate crisis.  A panel discussion follows, featuring Patrick Lewis, director of the

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Art Exhibitions

Spirits Rising: ひろしま / hiroshima

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. In conjunction with the opening

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The Garden as a Teacher

Opportunities to Learn To learn about the Japanese garden is to dive headlong into the deep waters of a culture’s heart and soul – learning not just about compositions of stone, plants, and water, but also about spirituality, poetry, aesthetics, architecture, applied arts, and so much more. Our International Japanese Garden Training Center offers learners

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Staying on Top of Maintenance

The Art of Caring for Green Rooftops While visiting the Garden at the end of the year, you may have noticed our gardening team on lifts, caring for the plants growing on the Garden’s Cultural Village rooftops. The Ecoroof, or “living rooftop,” tile maintenance is something the garden team must do at least a few

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The Garden Path Magazine – January/February 2020

With the January/February edition of The Garden Path, we look forward to a year of challenging, powerful art, and reflect on the growing importance of  acknowledging our history as we contemplate peace in our time. In this, The Year of Peace, the Garden presents an extraordinary line-up of artists and art forms that will reflect the ways

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First Memories: A Childhood Interned

About how old do you think you were when you had your first memory? Three-years-old? Four? Try to remember what it was and where you were. Calvin Tanabe’s first memory goes back to sometime in the middle of spring 1942, when he was a three-and-a-half-year-old Oregon boy. Portland Japanese Garden philanthropist and current Board of

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A Year in Review: 2019 at Portland Japanese Garden

This year was filled with unforgettable moments at Portland Japanese Garden. As we prepare to usher in a new decade, we are reflecting on some of the top highlights from 2019: Portland Japanese Garden hosted a half million visitors in 2019. Half the visitors were local and half were from around the world. A handful