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Luxe Magazine: Shelf Life

Check out this mention in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine about the upcoming book Kengo Kuma: Portland Japanese Garden, by Balazs and Botond Bognar (Rizzoli Publishing, 2019). “Fans of gorgeous greenery can bring a portion of Kuma’s work home with them in the new book Kengo Kuma: Portland Japanese Garden, which immortalizes and celebrates the stunning outdoor

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Forest of Dreams: Celebrating Commonalities of Native Cultures

The Forest of Dreams: Ainu and Native American Woodcarving exhibition celebrates the commonalities of native cultures from both sides of the Pacific Ocean, showing that we are more alike than we are different. Forest of Dreams, the latest Art in the Garden exhibition at Portland Japanese Garden (Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries from June 8 – July

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Harmony of Art & Nature: Whisky Tasting with Legendary Creator of Japan’s Most Revered Whiskies

In July, Portland Japanese Garden is proud to present our first-ever Japanese Whisky Tasting in partnership with Suntory corporation, featuring globally-acclaimed Yamazaki and Hibiki pours. Whisky appreciation tastings will feature introduction and commentary by Japan’s most revered Whisky Master Seiichi Koshimizu, Chief Blender Emeritus of Suntory Yamazaki Distillery. Mr. Koshimizu played a pivotal role in

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Celebrating a Special Bond

Sapporo and Portland: Sisters for 60 Years   The 18-foot pagoda lantern at Portland Japanese Garden stands tall beyond the Wisteria Arbor. Presented to the City of Portland by the City of Sapporo, the five stories of the pagoda symbolize earth, water, fire, wind, and sky. The stone arrangement or “stone map of Hokkaido” in

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Forest of Dreams: Ainu and Native American Woodcarving

June 8 – July 21  Pavilion Gallery  |  June 8 – August 25  Tanabe Gallery Forest of Dreams (co-curated by Sachiko Matsuyama and Deana Dartt, PhD) brings together the artistry and traditions of indigenous peoples of Japan and the Columbia River Region to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association (Sapporo is

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Haiku Alive: Senses Awaken

This marks the eighth school year that the Garden has presented its school outreach program, Haiku Alive, for underrepresented students in East Portland – and now a newly-published book celebrates the program’s achievements. Just as Japanese gardens have become an art form loved, interpreted, and adapted around the world, writers in languages from Estonian to

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Celebrate Earth Day by Honoring the Planet Everyday

At Portland Japanese Garden, we try to protect and honor the planet year-round, from the LEED-award-winning design of the new Cultural Village, to continually seeking out more earth-friendly practices Garden-wide. Here are just some of the small ways Portland Japanese Garden is making a big difference in being green in its daily operations: Portland Japanese