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9 10, 2018

Portland Japanese Garden Open Gion Festival Exhibit

By |2018-10-14T21:37:42+00:00October 9th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

From September 15 to November 4, the Portland Japanese Garden is exhibiting photos of the Gion Matsuri (Gion Festival), which is held every summer in Kyoto, and is considered to be the world's longest-running urban festival. In addition to the photos, one of the key elements of the exhibit will be a " Ayagasa Hoko" [...]

5 10, 2018

Hokusei Featured on Portland Japanese Garden Web Site

By |2018-10-05T08:38:24+00:00October 5th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei North America is very honored to be mentioned on the Portland Japanese Garden's web site.  It has been our honor to work with the Japanese Garden, to allow it to offer unique and authentic gifts to visitors from around the world.  And, we look forward to continued work with this very special place in [...]

20 08, 2018

Cool Down with an Ice Cream Break in Portland!

By |2018-08-20T15:18:32+00:00August 20th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

As is the case in Japan, August is typically the hottest month of the year in Portland.  To cool off, Portlanders often go the Oregon Coast to cool down with the cold ocean breezes. Other Portland residents head off to the Columbia River Gorge area to swim in the Sandy or Washougal Rivers. For those [...]

9 07, 2018

Allport Editions at ISOT 2018

By |2018-07-25T16:25:00+00:00July 9th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Portland-based Allport Editions, a Hokusei partner company publishing high-quality greeting cards, recently attended the International Stationery & Office Products Fair Tokyo (ISOT).    ISOT is Japan's largest stationery & office products trade fair, offering the opportunity for Japanese retailers and wholesalers to source new products. Allport Editions owner Mackenzie Jeans attended this year's ISOT, and presented [...]

7 06, 2018

Hokusei Japan team visits Oregon

By |2018-06-07T11:48:07+00:00June 7th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Hokusei Products President Shotaro Tomita and his staff from Japan visited Oregon in late-May and early-June, to cement existing trading relationships and explore new import/export opportunities. During the May 29 - June 1 timeframe, President Tomita visited Portland firms & organizations that Hokusei has worked with in the past, including the Portland Japanese Garden, Allport [...]

29 05, 2018

Rose Festival Time in Portland

By |2018-06-02T20:23:48+00:00May 29th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Every year from late-May to early-June, Portland holds its annual Rose Festival.  This festival first took place in 1907 and is one of Portland's most-attended events, with roughly 1.2 million people enjoying various Rose Festival activities. The Rose Festival is meant to promote the Portland region, and is timed to take place when Portland's famous [...]

30 04, 2018

Golden Week 2018

By |2018-05-24T20:14:16+00:00April 30th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

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24 04, 2018

President Tomita meets the King & Queen of Sweden

By |2018-04-25T16:51:59+00:00April 24th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

On April 22, Hokusei Products (Japan) and Hokusei North America President Shotaro Tomita met with the King Carl and Queen Silvia of Sweden in Tokyo.  The Royal Swedish couple visited Japan to commemorate 150 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan. King Carl asked some questions on ICEBUG shoes. President Tomita was [...]

22 04, 2018

Fuji to Hood collaborations on a sunny spring day

By |2018-05-24T20:19:55+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Others|0 Comments

Yesterday was arguably Portland's best weather of the year so far. It was the perfect setting for the first annual Fuji to Hood Japan/ Portland Collaboration Beer Festival. Ten Portland breweries along with one local cidery teamed up with brewers and cider makers from Japan to create collaborations for the event. https://fujitohood.com All ten of [...]

9 04, 2018

Travel Oregon Launches Japanese-Style Anime Promoting Tourism

By |2018-05-24T20:22:12+00:00April 9th, 2018|Others|0 Comments

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