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The Japan Institute: Updates on the Road Ahead

Portland Japanese Garden is more than 12 acres in Washington Park. It is also an expression of harmony and peace and the realization of a dream to discover the ties that bind us. The spirit of collaboration and community that motivated the Garden’s design in 1963 now guides our plans for the Japan Institute. The

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Webinar Recording: The Japanese Garden – Living Classroom of Nature, Architecture & Culture

Portland Japanese Garden and the Japan Society have partnered to co-present a five-part webinar series, called Living Traditions. “The Japanese Garden: Living Classroom of Nature, Architecture & Culture” is the first of the series and occurred on September 28, 2021. The recording can be viewed through the link below. Learn more about the Living Traditions webinar series

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Section Magazine Features Cultural Crossing Architecture in Past Meets Future

We’re so happy to be featured in the architecture and design magazine SectionMag in this article “Past Meets Future” by Brian Libby. SectionMag takes it name from the architectural design feature which exposes a structure’s inside workings to the spectator: “In architecture, a section is a cutaway view of the building exposing that which cannot be directly

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Inhabit a Kengo Kuma Creation

“You’ll applaud the execution of the Suteki house. Rooms facing the backyard completely open to a yellow cedar deck and landscaping designed by Sadafumi Uchiyama, Curator of Portland Japanese Garden,” The Oregonian, July 2017 World-renowned architect Kengo Kuma’s Cultural Village at Portland Japanese Garden has transformed the landscape with a beautiful harmony of garden and

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Twilight Hours

What could be lovelier than a summer evening at the Garden? On select evenings in the summer, we invite our Patron and Steward Members to join us for live music, catered appetizers, and beverages donated by our sponsors Sapporo Beer, Joto Sake, and Torii Mor Winery & Vineyard. Take a look at these photos from the

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Architectural Digest: Making His Mark

“As the clouds part and sunlight hits a blossoming cherry tree, shadows dapple the Cultural Village, a trio of new buildings at Oregon’s Portland Japanese Garden that house a café, visitor center, gallery, and library. Droplets of water drop from the complex’s pitched green roofs, evidence of the morning’s shower. Since its opening in 1967,

Garden Updates

The Cultural Crossing: April 2 is Your Day

When the doors to the Garden’s new welcome gates open to you on Sunday, April 2, we believe your experience will be exceptional. That Sunday in April is your day, and you will be among the very first to step through the gates entering into the Cultural Village. After almost 18 months of waiting patiently,