2018 / Portland Japanese Garden presents bamboo art exhibition, Feb. 3 – April 1

Ikebana in modern basket from the collection of Peter Shinbach. (Photo by Jonathan Ley)

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Hanakago: The Art of Bamboo and Flowers

February 3 – April 1, 2018
Pavilion Gallery & Tanabe Gallery

This exhibition features more than 30 museum quality bamboo baskets and sculptures from the collection of Portland resident Peter Shinbach, along with pieces loaned by TAI Modern in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the leading Japanese bamboo art gallery in North America.

The collection includes work by Living National Treasure bamboo artists, many from the Kansai region with an emphasis of 12-15 baskets by Kyoto artists.

Throughout the two months of the exhibition, teachers and students of various member schools of Ikebana International arrange flowers in the baskets each weekend.