9 Dec, 2019


By |2019-12-28T00:26:12-07:00December 9th, 2019|0 Comments

During the month of December, there are a number of events held in Portland to celebrate the Holiday Season.  Some of the best know Portland Christmas activities include the lighting of the massive Christmas Tree in Pioneer Square, the Christmas Ship Parade, Zoo Lights, The Festival of Lights at the Portland Grotto, and visiting Peacock [...]

25 Nov, 2019

Portland Japanese Garden to Host Holiday Koto Concerts

By |2020-05-29T00:16:21-07:00November 25th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

During the Holiday Season, the Portland Japanese Garden will host koto harp concerts for garden visitors. For those unfamiliar with a koto, it is a thirteen-string plucked zither, introduced to Japan from China through the Korean Peninsula in the 7th century. The koto creates a beautiful sound unlike any other. These concerts offer a rare [...]

18 Nov, 2019

Oregon Fruit Products Visit to Japan

By |2020-05-29T00:19:12-07:00November 18th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Earlier this month, Chris Hodge, Sales Director for Oregon Fruit Products (OFP), visited Japan as part of Oregon Governor Brown's trade mission.  During his visit to Japan, Mr. Hodge visited a number of Japanese breweries and met with a number of brewers to discuss OFP's fruit purees for fermentation. As importer of OFP's purees in [...]

23 Oct, 2019

Japanese Movie Night in Portland

By |2020-05-29T00:10:07-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

On November 15 (Fri), the Japan America Society of Oregon (JASO) will host a Japanese movie night, featuring "A Tale of Samurai Cooking -- A True Love Story".  Originally released in 2013, this movie is a tale about a young samurai and his adjustment to working in a kitchen and with the help of a [...]

1 Oct, 2019

Hokusei Starts Oregon Fruit Products Puree Sales

By |2020-05-29T00:19:13-07:00October 1st, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Starting in late-September, Hokusei North America and its parent company Hokusei Products launched sales of Oregon Fruit Products’ (OFP) fruit puree for fermentation products in Japan.  Collectively, the Hokusei group reached out to a number of breweries in Japan’s burgeoning craft beer industry, and subsequently received a number of orders for purees. […]

29 Aug, 2019

Kinokuniya Bookstore Opens in Portland

By |2020-05-29T00:10:08-07:00August 29th, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

Earlier this month, famed Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya opened a new store in downtown Portland. Centrally located near Portland's Director Park (and new Visitor's Center), Kinokuniya offers a wide variety of books, stationery, and gift items.  According to Kinokuniya, the store will offer art and comics from Japan as well.  This store is Kinokuniya's second Portland [...]

5 Aug, 2019

Behind The Shoji Event Off To A Great Start

By |2020-05-29T00:16:36-07:00August 5th, 2019|Tags: |0 Comments

On Fri, August 2, the Portland Japanese Garden hosted a preview party for its annual "Behind the Shoji" event.  At the preview party, guests were offered the chance to take a first look at, and make purchases from a wide array of unique and handcrafted products made in Japan.   The Portland Japanese Garden and [...]

24 Jul, 2019

Hokusei North America to Sponsor Portland Japanese Garden Event

By |2020-05-29T00:23:01-07:00July 24th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Hokusei North America is pleased to announce that it will sponsor the Portland Japanese Garden's "Behind the Shoji - Hokkaido Marketplace" event. This event will be held at the Japanese Garden from August 3 ~ September 15, 2019, and will celebrate the 60-year sister city relationship between Portland and Sapporo (Hokkaido's capital city). An ongoing [...]

13 Jun, 2019

Hokusei Shares Oregon Fruit Product Purees with Japanese Brewers

By |2020-05-29T00:19:14-07:00June 13th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

At the Hood to Fuji Brewers’ Seminar held on June 7 in Tokyo, Hokusei Products (Japan) and Hokusei North America jointly hosted a booth featuring Oregon Fruit Products purees.  The aseptic purees are especially formulated for use in fermentation (beer, spirits, cider, etc.) and are widely used in the North American beer brewing industry. The [...]