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Demonstrations & Performances

Peter Freedman Memorial Oregon State Go Championship

Go is an ancient board game which takes minutes to learn the rules and a lifetime to master the strategies. The game’s equipment includes a wooden board marked with a 19×19 grid, black stones, and white stones. The object of the game is to surround the largest area and avoid being surrounded. Many players see Go as an analogy for life, an exercise in abstract thinking, or a beautiful art in which black and white dance in a delicate balance across the board.

Visitors to the Garden will be able to quietly observe the championship games in progress in the Yanai Classroom.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Round 1: 9:30 AM
Round 2: 12:30 PM
Round 3: 2:30 PM

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Round 1: 9:30 AM
Round 2: 12:30 PM

Public Presentations

Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 3 PM.

Anybody curious about Go can come to the public presentations by Stewart Towle of Portland Go Club in the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner. Come to learn about the origins and cultural history of Go and how to play this 5000-year-old game of skill.

For more information, go to Portland Go Club’s tournament link.


Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,”