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A Letter in Response to Recent Attacks

In response to the recent racist attack on Portland’s Eastbank Esplanade, Portland Japanese Garden has co-signed a letter alongside Oregon Rises Above Hate, a local organization working to defeat anti-Asian hate. To read the letter in its original format, click here. “We felt we may have been killed.” – Recent victim of the July 2 racist attack on

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Letter from Robert Zagunis, Board President (2019-2022)

Dear Members, I visit Portland Japanese Garden often. I frequent our magnificent Garden not just in my capacity as a Trustee, but to take advantage of the opportunity for reflection it provides. I have been reflecting a lot lately. This May, my term as Board President will conclude and a lot has happened in the

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In Remembrance: Kazuo Mitsuhashi (1941-2021)

A distinguished and world-renowned garden designer, author and teacher, Kazuo Mitsuhashi was a major figure in Japanese garden world for a half century. “A garden you create is who you are and a reflection of your view of the world, i.e. you cannot create a garden better than who you are,” Mitsuhashi noted, “Well, to