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Portland Japanese Garden Presents Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future | Featuring Traditional Ceramics, Woodworking, Bamboo Basketry & More!

June 7, 2018
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: Included in Garden Admission

Venue

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Portland Japanese Garden presents
Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future

More info: japanesegarden.org

The word shokunin means “artisan,” a word that signifies a person who has achieved a high level of accomplishment and a deep commitment to carry on the legacy of a traditional craft. A shokunin who works in the 21st century is an artisan whose work shows respect for the traditions of fine craftsmanship that have been handed down for generations—the handmade tools, the time-honored techniques, the finest natural materials, and the patience and indomitable spirit needed to carry on a painstaking craft. Just as important is the understanding that the work of each Japanese artisan is an expression not only of an individual artisan, but a collaborative effort among the many who work to complete a single process. From the lumberjack, to the wood-turner, to the artisan who applies the final exquisite layer of lacquer—the work of the shokunin is the work of an entire community of fine craftsmen and women, each of whom plays a critical role in the creation of a finished vessel.

This exhibition features the work of five artisans from Kyoto each of whom works in a different medium, each with different background. All but the youngest artisan (and the only woman) in this group inherited their craft from generations past. Each of them is committed to carrying on their craft at the highest level of excellence while seeking ways to take those traditions forward into the current millennium. Artisans included in this exhibition are Hosai Matsubayashi (Asahi-yaki ceramics), Shuji Nakagawa (woodworking), Keikou Nishimura (lacquer), Ogawa Choraku (raku tea ceramics), and Chiemi Ogura (bamboo basketry).

Together they seek to redefine the meaning of shokunin and the work they do. They believe that today’s artisan must be mindful of the importance of maintaining the close bond with nature that their materials provide with the realization that their work transcends a single generation. Their hope is to inspire future generations throughout the world to pursue a path that goes beyond individual goals to serve the society in which they live.

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Portland Thursday Food & Drink Specials

December 5

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Portland, OR United States

Portland Thursday Food & Drink Specials including daily specials, happy hours, & late night specials.

Note: Menus are subject to change. Please contact venue in order to verify.


 

Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | (2900 SE Belmont St) | Happy Hour 4-7 PM

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Goodfoot Lounge | (2845 SE Stark St.) | Happy Hour 5-8PM

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Bar Vivant / Pix Pâtisserie | (2225 E Burnside St.) | All Day Happy Hour

  • Drinks: $5 Tinto & Txakoli | 10% Off All Wine Bottles
  • Food: 1 free tapas with purchase of adult beverage

 

 

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Quarterwold | (4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd) | Happy Hour 3-6PM | Late Night Happy Hour 10PM-1AM

  • Drinks: $1 Off Draft (Happy Hour Menu)
  • Food: $3 Soft Pretzel / Fries with Cheese / All Salads, $5 Chicken Strips; Half off Pizza Slices (late) (Full Menu)

 

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The EastBurn (1800 E Burnside St.) | Happy Hour 3-5PM

  • Drinks: Margarita Thursdays, Happy hour Drinks Available (Menu)
  • Food: $1 Off Salad & Entrees (Menu)
  • Late Night: Late Night Food & Drink Menu starts at 10pm (Menu)

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North Bar (5008 SE Division St.) | Happy Hour 3-6PM

  • Drinks: $8 Margarita, Patron Select Barrel Aged Reposado $6
  • Food: Vegan Chilli, Greek Salad, Flatbreads & More (Happy Hour Menu)

 

 

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5&Dime (6535 SE Foster Rd, Portland) | Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

  • Drinks: $1 Off All Drafts (including cocktails & Wine); $1 off Wells; $6 Cocktail Special (Menu)
  • Food: $1 Off All Boards, Sandwiches, Cantaloupe Salad, Beet Salad (Menu)

Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Discount / Promo Code

December 5
Cost: $39.20
Save w/ code PDXPIPELINE

Venue

Portland
Portland, OR United States

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

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WeWork US Custom House
220 Northwest 8th Avenue OR 97209 United States + Google Map

Bunker Labs, a national non-profit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, will celebrate the official opening of the Portland chapter with a ribbon cutting party on Dec. 5. Bunker Labs seeks to inspire veterans and veteran spouses to start their own business, then equips them with right training and connects them to the right people to grow those businesses.

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Cost: 2-5 people $90 | 6-8 people $140
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Escapsm NE Weidler
10340 NE Weidler
Portland, OR United States
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Downtown Hilton
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Oregon’s Most Admired Companies

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