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We are excited to invite our Patron and Steward Members to join us for extended Garden hours. Experience the summer solstice to the fullest with the Garden illuminated by the golden light of sunset.
REFLECTIONS ON A RESIDENCY: INSIGHTS TO PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING
The Garden’s CEO will share insights and stories from his newly-completed residency in Japan. During six months in late 2018 and early 2019, Bloom visited gardens and arts organizations in Japan, Singapore, Brazil, China, and the U.K. — telling the story of the Garden, building new connections, and seeking opportunities for collaboration and exchange. He’ll reflect on what he learned and on new ways that the Garden can build on its role of facilitating understanding to make the world a more tranquil and peaceful place.

Portland Japanese Garden is proud to present the West Coast’s first-ever official lecture and tasting of prime Japanese whiskies by Suntory’s Chief Blender Emeritus and Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame inductee, Seiichi Koshimizu on July 16 and again on July 17.

This evening event is coupled with a culinary art pairing by one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prominent chefs, Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST (James Beard Foundation’s 2014 “Best Chef Northwest”) to bring out the best and most playful facets of the featured whiskies of the evening, the blend Hibiki Japanese Harmony and the single malt Yamazaki 12 Years Old.

Join Steve Bloom (CEO), Sadafumi Uchiyama (Garden Curator), Aki Nakanishi (Curator of Culture, Art & Education), and Hugo Torii (Director of Garden Maintenance) on a private bespoke tour of the garden as part of the unforgettable gastronomic immersion
Portland Japanese Garden is proud to present the West Coast’s first-ever official lecture and tasting of prime Japanese whiskies by Suntory’s Chief Blender Emeritus and Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame inductee, Seiichi Koshimizu on July 16 and again on July 17.

This evening event is coupled with a culinary art pairing by one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prominent chefs, Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST (James Beard Foundation’s 2014 “Best Chef Northwest”) to bring out the best and most playful facets of the featured whiskies of the evening, the blend Hibiki Japanese Harmony and the single malt Yamazaki 12 Years Old.

Join Steve Bloom (CEO), Sadafumi Uchiyama (Garden Curator), Aki Nakanishi (Curator of Culture, Art & Education), and Hugo Torii (Director of Garden Maintenance) on a private bespoke tour of the garden as part of the unforgettable gastronomic immersion
Join Pacific Northwest Fiber artist, Judilee Fitzhugh, on a journey through what is considered the color that changed the world: indigo.

Over the course of this 2-day workshop students will learn the history and importance of indigo and the art of shibori, one of the oldest Indigo dyeing techniques in Japan. On the first day, Judilee will introduce students to the history of indigo, how to make a natural reduction indigo vat, traditional fiber resist techniques for shibori, and how to prep fabrics for the dye vat. The second day will be focused on dyeing the shibori fabrics and will end with a wrap-up and discussion, and sharing the results of the dyeing session.

All materials will be provided in the workshop. A silk scarf and an assortment of cotton fabrics will be provided; students may bring a cotton t-shirt, linen napkins, cotton socks, or up to one yard of natural fiber fabric to be dyed; these materials should be pre-washed and dried without fabric softener. Students are encouraged to bring any favored items that they have such as an apron and gloves. On the final day of the workshop, any student that would like to take home a sample of the indigo vat for further exploration, is asked to bring a one-gallon container with a tight fitting lid, such as a paint bucket.

Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee, tea, water and light snacks will be served. Please be advised that students should wear appropriate clothing and shoes, items that you won’t mind potentially being stained with indigo.
We are excited to invite our Patron and Steward Members to join us for extended hours to experience the Garden during Twilight.
Few aspects of the traditional Japanese garden are as instantly recognizable as the elegant, distinctive contours of a well-maintained Japanese maple. This single-day demonstration includes an in-depth discussion of the various types of maple pruning, as well as specific pruning techniques. Additional time will be spent on shaping and growth regulation. Toward the end of the session, participants will be able to practice what they’ve learned during a short period of hands-on work time. The workshop is led by Portland Japanese Garden staff.

Portland Japanese Garden’s Maple Pruning Workshops are sponsored by Patterson Nursery Sales and Smith Rock.