Summer Cultural Series

Made possible with an Art & Cultural Assistance Grant from the city of Gresham

2021 is the 10-year anniversary of the rebirth of Tsuru Island (Fukkatsu). We feel we’ve established a solid framework within our organization and also a positive presence in the city through our stewardship of the Gresham Japanese Garden, Ebetsu Plaza, and Ambleside Annex. We feel an obligation to educate our community to Japanese culture, and to the historical story of the Japanese Americans who settled in our area by offering cultural programs.

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ikebana

June 5

A day filled with Koto presentations by Oregon Koto-Kia, and flutist (Shakuhachi), Mitch Limori.

Included in the day is bonsai displays and demonstrations and hands-on bonsai projects.

 

June 19

The day will include a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and a Ikabana (Japanese floral) presentation.

bonsai demo
ikebana
ikebana

July 10

A day filled starting with Koto (Japanese harp) presentations by Oregon Koto-Kia, and flutist (Shakuhachi), Mitch Limori and ending with Origami presentations. One geared for adults and another designed individuals with special needs. These presentation would be headed by Eileen Holzman, with 40 years experience in art and horticultural therapy.

 

July 24

An afternoon of experiencing a few of traditional Japanese hobbies; Ikebana presentation (Japanese floral arrangements) and hands-on participation. Included is a demonstration how to create a Bonsai display.

August 7

The day will include a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the Gresham Japanese Garden’s Azumaya followed by Taiko (Japanese drums) presentations at Ebetsu Plaza.

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