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Forest of Dreams: Ainu and Native American Woodcarving–the third exhibition in Portland Japanese Garden’s Year of Hokkaido–brings together the artistry and traditions of indigenous peoples of Japan and the Pacific Northwest to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Portland and Sapporo sister-city association. Extended display will remain in Tanabe Gallery and on the Overlook through August 25.
Carved Power Boards from both cultures will be erected on the Garden Overlook, and a wide range of wood carvings will be displayed in the Tanabe and Pavilion Galleries. This exhibition (co-curated by Sachiko Matsuyama and Deana Dartt, PhD) of woodcarving from both sides of the Pacific revisits the Garden’s 2008 Parallel Worlds exhibition, which compared the ceremonial robes and textile arts of both Ainu and Native American cultures in a first-of-its-kind exhibition.