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 among eautifully-designed landscaping and will also include an expanded gift shop.
According to the Portland Japanese Garden, the heart of Cultural Crossing plans is, “to share knowledge of the Japanese arts…” and “to focus on the cultural arts to demonstrate essential elements of design and provide the cultural context for a deep understanding of Japanese gardens.”
Hokusei North America is very proud to be working with the Portland Japanese Garden to import a number of high-quality, artisan-made products for the new, expanded gift shop, as well as for the Tea Café.
The Japanese Garden expansion will open on for an April 2, 2017.
Bird’s-eye rendition of Portland Japanese Garden expansion area