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General admission provides access to the Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Groups of 15 or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
General admission provides access to the Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Groups of 15 or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
General admission provides access to the Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Groups of 15 or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
General admission provides access to the Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. Groups of ten or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Groups of 15 or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
APPROACHING NATURE FROM THE SLANT: A JOURNEY TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING OUR SHARED HUMANITY
An accomplished horticulturalist shares wisdom not just about plants but on spirituality, social justice, sustainability, environmentalism, and finding wisdom in different worldviews. Rhoda Maurer narrates her journey as a horticulturalist and photographer to find a connection with nature that restores a sense of awe, mystery, and wisdom to our lives. Solutions to complex global challenges cannot be found without looking deeply within ourselves and the relationships we tend with the land, other people, and all living beings. From the interconnectedness of science, art and wellness to the question of what the new social purpose of botanical gardens should be, Maurer will braid together insights on art, science, community, and the relationship between humankind and “Nature with a capital N.”

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Rhoda Maurer is Plant Growth Facilities Manager for the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, which is dedicated to sustainable science for life and hosts more than 400 research, teaching and outreach projects year round. She served as Director of Horticulture for Cornell Botanic Gardens, where she was responsible for curating more than 40,000 plants representing across 450 acres of arboretum and botanic gardens and setting a vision for the program with an eye towards conservation and sustainability. Previous posts included managing the research greenhouses at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY and serving as the Assistant Curator at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She has trained at The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Washington and the Royal Horticulture Society’s Garden at Wisley in the United Kingdom. She recently completed a Masters of Arts in Science in a Changing World from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, inspired by a desire to scaffold an appreciation of how horticulture, art, and awareness of our environment add value to people’s lives across cultures and disciplines of study.
The architect’s practice challenges convention by blurring boundaries between interior and exterior, structure and furniture, nature and architecture. In a striking visual presentation, Fujimoto will share the visionary philosophy and ideas behind some of his major projects and help us rethink tradition and the relation between the built and natural environments.
NAVIGATING LITERARY SEAS: AN EVENING OF READINGS AND CONVERSATION WITH KYOKO YOSHIDA AND MASATSUGU ONO

Critically-acclaimed Japanese novelists Masatsugu Ono and Kyoko Yoshida read from new works and converse with writer David Karashima about how crossing geographic and linguistic borders has shaped them as writers, honed their themes, and made them the versatile writers and translators they are today. In this conversation and bilingual reading, they’ll discuss how landscape, culture, and language have informed their craft.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Masatsugu Ono is the author of numerous novels, including Mizu ni umoreru haka (The Water-Covered Grave), which won the Asahi Award for New Writers, and Nigiyakana wan ni seowareta fune (Boat on a Choppy Bay), which won the Mishima Prize. A prolific translator from French —including works by Èdouard Glissant and Marie NDiaye— Ono received the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s highest literary honor, in 2015. He lives in Tokyo.

Kyoko Yoshida’s Disorientalism — a collection of short stories – was published in 2014 from Vagabond Press in Sydney. Born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan, she studied in Kyoto, got her Ph.D. in creative writing at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and after 13 years of teaching at Keio University in Tokyo, now teaches American Literature at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. She is a prolific translator from and into Japanese of poetry, drama, and fiction.

David Karashima is an author whose first novel, in Japanese, was recipient of a prize for new writers; he is also a widely published translator of contemporary Japanese fiction into English, having translated works by Hitomi Kanehara, Taichi Yamada, Yasutaka Tsutsui, and Hisaki Matsuura, among others. In 2008 he helped found the Read Japan initiative at the Nippon Foundation, a partnership among authors, translators, editors, publishers, and universities to facilitate the publication of Japanese literature in translation.