This weekend, celebrate Japanese New Year at the Portland Japanese Garden.
Nestled in Washington Park, the Portland Japanese Garden has been a place of serenity and tranquility for more than 50 years. Explore the eight unique garden spaces, from lush greens to ponds to sand and stone. Each garden highlights unique aspects of Japanese garden history and design.
On Sunday, the garden invites you to set your fortune for the rest of the year during O-Shogatsu, Japanese New Year. Celebrate the start of a new year and hope for happiness and prosperity in the months ahead.
For the celebration the garden is decorated in Kadomatsu, traditional arrangements of pine, bamboo, and plum branches.
During the Japanese New Year celebration, activities at the garden will include the lively shishi-mai, or lion dance, and traditional presentations of tea ceremony, and koto music.
The celebration is included in the Portland Japanese Garden admission price. Tickets are $18.95 for adults and $13.50 for kids ages 6-17.
The Japanese New Year celebration is taking place Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Portland Japanese Garden’s website.
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