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The Experience of Oregon’s Nikkei

As we look ahead to Asian American Native Hawai’ian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month in May, we reflect on what it means to be an organization that represents this community by diving further back into our history.

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Traversing New Grounds: Partnership with University of Oregon’s Portland Internship Experience

During the summer of 2023, University of Oregon student Chloe Lee joined Portland Japanese Garden’s Marketing Department as an intern as part of her school’s Portland Internship Experience program (PIE). PIE students receive a philanthropically-funded stipend, and career preparedness, and all while contributing to organizations that aim to make a difference in their community. Here is an article in which Lee reflects on her time with the Garden.

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Each and Every Light: New Garden Exhibitions Showcase the Beauty of Sapporo and Hokkaido

In an effort to heal the lingering division of World War II, Portland, Oregon and Sapporo, Hokkaido reached across the Pacific to become sister cities 65 years ago this year. To commemorate this longtime friendship, Portland Japanese Garden presents Vision of Place, two photography exhibitions sharing different perspectives of Hokkaido and its capital city of Sapporo.

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The Power of Portland: Living Traditions Marks Renewed Focus on Portland-Based Programming for Japan Institute

On February 3, more than 200 people gathered in the atrium space of Wieden + Kennedy (W+K), an iconic Portland advertising agency with offices around the world along with deep ties with Japan. The excited crowd filed in to attend the newest installment of Living Traditions, a series of conversations and talks that explore some of the most iconic facets of Japanese culture and traditions.

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A Token of Good Will and Friendship: The Story of the Sapporo Pagoda Lantern

Of all the many stone lanterns throughout Portland Japanese Garden, none might be as visually arresting as the Sapporo Pagoda Lantern. No matter which way it is approached, through the Wisteria Arbor, the Camellia Tunnel, or along the slope of Cherry Tree Hill, its towering 18 feet draw the eye immediately. Grand and stately, the lantern’s form is that of a goju-no-to, or five-story pagoda.

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Japan Institute Holds Peace Symposium in New York

On September 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, Japan Institute held its third Peace Symposium at Japan Society’s headquarters in New York, New York. Global thought leaders presented on topics related to the symposium’s theme of “The Intersection of Culture, Art, and Nature.” The following captures some highlights of the program through quotes.

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A Look Ahead to 2024 Art Exhibitions at Portland Japanese Garden

In 2024, Portland Japanese Garden’s exhibitions will focus on the wealth of Japanese culture collected by our community close to home as well as Portland’s sister-city relationship with Sapporo, Japan all set within the peaceful and carefully curated landscape of the Garden. Mark your calendars as we share a preview of what to expect in the upcoming year.