Japanese Culture Events and Tours

Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research provides a context for Cranbrook's Japanese Garden through educational programs that explore the culture and arts of Japan. These have included chanoyu tea ceremonies, lectures by contemporary Japanese garden designers, a lecture about the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan, and wagashi, shodo, and ikebana demonstrations.

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WAGASHI, IKEBANA, SHODO, AND CHANOYU:
FOUR TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ARTS DEMONSTRATIONS

March, April, and May 2020

Explore four traditional Japanese arts, celebrating the ongoing revitalization of the Cranbrook Japanese Garden—and the long connection between Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan.

Traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House

CRANBROOK'S JAPANESE GARDEN: A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
クランブルック日本庭園: 未来のビジョン
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 3:00pm


Free Lecture, Reception, and Japanese Garden Tours
Master Plan Summary by Sadafumi Uchiyama, Garden Curator, Portland Japanese Garden

Photograph of the Cranbrook Japanese Garden 1928 Period Plan

JAPANESE TEA GARDENS AND TEA HOUSES: FROM JAPAN TO FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND TODAY
Saturday, August 25, 2018

Celebrate the history of Japanese tea culture, the ongoing revitalization of Cranbrook's Japanese Garden and the connection between Frank Lloyd Wright, the Smiths, and Japan.

JAPANESE GARDEN LECTURE SERIES
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 7:00pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 7:00pm


This lecture series will feature a presentation of the 2018 Historic Landscape Study of Cranbrook’s Japanese Garden as well as an opportunity to hear from three of the most respected Japanese garden designers working in North America.

Photograph of Sadafumi Uchiyama in the Portland Japanese Garden

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Chanoyu Tea Ceremony in Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House, August 2018.