Monthly Archives: February 2017


Friday is Hinamatsuri

This Friday March 3rd is Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day) in Japan. It is also known as Girl's Day. During this holiday, some households display a large doll set depicting the Emperor, Empress and imperial court of the Heian, a classical period of Japanese history which lasted from the years 794 - 1185. It's a very colorful [...]

By |2017-06-08T18:29:09-07:00February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden Expansion Soon to be Complete

Portland's world-famous Japanese Garden is undergoing a major expansion, including the addition of a Cultural Crossing facility. New facilities making up the expansion were designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (designer of the Main Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics), and will include classrooms, a library, and a Tea Café.  Three new buildings will be completed [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:16:32-07:00February 20th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

February visit to Portland by Hokusei Japan

Earlier this month, staff from Hokusei's home office in Toyama, Japan visited Portland. During a busy 4-day schedule, the Hokusei Japan and Hokusei North America teams attended a number of meetings with trading partners, members of the Portland business community, and the Portland Development Commission (PDC).  Much of the meeting focus was on preparation for [...]

By |2017-02-14T17:45:36-07:00February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Hanshin Department Store Getting Ready for Portland Gear!

As previously announced in our News section (Nov 4, 2016), Hanshin Department Store will host a Portland Fair at its main store in Osaka from April 26 ~ May 2, 2017.  Hokusei North America is proud to be working with Hanshin to offer numerous Portland products at the fair. One of the companies whose products [...]

By |2017-02-06T14:37:55-07:00February 6th, 2017|0 Comments