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Fostering the Future

This post was written by Kristin Faurest, director of our International Japanese Garden Training Center ,  and was originally featured on the landscape architecture blog Land 8. Low-maintenance is a sought-after quality in landscapes — as well as in architecture, vehicles, pets, hairstyles, flooring, the personalities of prospective mates, and pretty much everything else. We use the word

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Coming in 2019: The Year of Hokkaido

Japan is a country that is remarkably vast and varied, despite its relatively small geography. For the second year, the Portland Japanese Garden celebrates the country’s unique diversity across its geography by focusing on a specific region, its culture, and its customs. This upcoming year is a special one for the Garden and the city

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Estate Planning Service Available

Estate planning can seem like a daunting task. In fact, the majority of people in America – reportedly more than 60% – have never created an estate plan or, if they have, they now need assistance updating an older will or living trust. The Portland Japanese Garden offers resource materials and expert planning assistance to

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Gift the Garden this Holiday Season

Share the gift of peace and cultural experience this holiday season with an annual membership to the Portland Japanese Garden. Your loved one will receive an elegant membership gift packet, including a complimentary notepad of 50 unlined pages with seasonal images of the Portland Japanese Garden. This special offer is only available during November and

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Students encounter and write about Nature in Haiku Alive! Program

Awakening the Senses ripples in the water seeing it from the distance fresh air swaying   — Riley, Third Grade   This haiku was penned by Riley, a Parkrose third grader after she and her classmates visited the Portland Japanese Garden. They were part of the one-of-a-kind program called Haiku Alive! that allows the Portland

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2018: A Year in Review

This year, the Year of Kyoto, has given us much to celebrate here at Portland Japanese Garden. Enjoy some of our favorite photos highlighting the events of 2018.

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The Garden Path Magazine – November/December 2018

The November/December issue of The Garden Path magazine features our upcoming Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition (Dec. 1 – Jan. 13.); a preview of the coming Year of Hokkaido; and a look into students encountering nature and art through our Haiku Alive! program.

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Exhibition Brings the History of Manga to Life

This December, Art in the Garden features Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics, an exhibition organized and supported by the Japan Foundation. The Garden is the only U.S. venue for this traveling exhibition, which was directed by Professor Jaqueline Berndt of Seika University in collaboration with curators Yu Ito