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Nature in the Natural Garden: Winter Storm Fells Massive Tree

Of Portland Japanese Garden’s five historic garden spaces, the Natural Garden is the most contemporary in its design and, living up to its name, the garden that most resembles a natural area. Situated on a sloped terrain and featuring narrow walkways that bridge over water and weave through a tapestry of deciduous plants, the Natural

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From KOIN: Umami Café’s Japanese teas, desserts

The inviting Umami Café is an idyllic setting to set aside the busy patter of the day-to-day and take a moment to reflect and relax with a cup of warm tea and delicious hand-crafted treat from one of Portland Japanese Garden’s cultural culinary partners. KOIN featured the Umami Café in a recent edition of “Foodie

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The Garden Path Garden Updates Art Exhibitions

2022 Art Exhibitions & Artist-in-Residence

Portland Japanese Garden has been a destination for those who seek to experience world class Japanese art and culture in an immaculate garden setting since 2008. In 2022, the Garden will exhibit artworks exploring the exquisite range of Japanese craftsmanship from historic objects to contemporary design, as well as illuminating the origins of some of

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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

Cultural Festivals Garden Updates

The Year Ahead: Welcoming Back In-Person Events

As we cautiously move into this new year, cultural demonstrations and festival celebrations will be returning. We were excited to reopen the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner, and are looking forward to bringing our members and visitors more performances and demonstrations of Japanese music, art, craft, and more in 2022. Hina Matsuri / Doll’s Day (March)

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From The Dirt: Interview with Chief Curator Sadafumi Uchiyama

THE DIRT, a blog published by the American Society of Landscape Architects, featured an interview Portland Japanese Garden’s Chief Curator, Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama. Uchiyama discussed the Garden’s history, elements of Japanese garden design, our 2017 expansion, and much more in this excellent in-depth article.