The Portland Japanese Garden recently announced the return of its Behind the Shoji event, taking place from July 1 – September 4, 2023.


This annual event is to be held in the garden’s Pavilion Gallery, and is a show and sale of Japanese art and handicrafts, which according the Japanese Garden’s website includes, textiles, prints, clothing, ceramics, home décor, and more.

Ashley McQuade, the garden’s Director of Buying and Merchandising, is the driving force behind the event.  Hokusei has had the pleasure of working with Ashley to select and import many of the products that will be available for purchase at Behind the Shoji , including accompanying her at the Tokyo International Gift Show.

We wish Ashley and all her teammates the best of luck for this special event.

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