Portland Japanese Garden Members have a unique opportunity to purchase the Garden’s shimenawa, which was recently on display in celebration of the new year. Shimenawa are stylized and twisted rice straw ropes used for ritual purification and can be found at Shinto Shrines, Torii gates, and trees and landmark rocks in Japan. They indicate the …
Portland Japanese Garden has much to celebrate as 2023 is the year the Garden turns 60-years-old! Back in 1963, a group of community leaders interested in healing the wounds of World War II created this garden of tranquility and peace, designed to bring a better understanding of Japan, its culture, and its people. 60 years later, it has become so much more.
2022 was a memorable year for media coverage for Portland Japanese Garden. With captivating art exhibitions, international programming, and the everlasting beauty of the Garden itself, a broad range of media outlets, both in topic as well as geography made us part of their coverage. To close the year, we have selected our best coverage of 2022 in the below summary.
Earlier this year, the Japan Institute of Portland Japanese Garden announced that the internationally-acclaimed Sasaki had been selected as the organization’s very first artist-inresidence. Over two separate journeys east from her homebase of Kanazawa, Japan, Sasaki will be collecting Portland Japanese Garden’s plant life for a 2023 exhibition – Subtle Intimacy: Here and There on show from March 18 – June 12, 2023.