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Upcoming Activities for Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Founded in 1994, Portland Taiko blends the tradition of Japanese taiko drumming with a sense of Asian American identity, creativity, and empowerment. Making Waves traces Portland Taiko's 25 years of drumming and community engagement through concert footage, music, video interviews, costumes, posters, programs, and special items.
30th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for music, food, and fun as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and make some big announcements!
Put your hard hat on and enjoy a sneak peek of our new museum space and renovation plans. Help build the foundation to ensure our future!
Join us on a field trip to hunt and gather Matsutake mushrooms on the Oregon Coast. This outing is especially designed for novices and is open to Friends of Oregon Nikkei Endowment.
Scheduled itinerary (subject to change) includes a guided matsutake hunt in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a Social Hour and salmon dinner on Saturday evening, breakfast Sunday, and additional mushroom hunting on Sunday (lodging in Yachats is not included).
Resources & Services
Other Community Events
Oregon Physicians for Society Responsibility
This year's event will explore the disproportionate impacts that nuclear weapons have on women, children, indigenous communities, and communities of color. Michiko Kornhauser, a hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor), will discuss her first-hand experiences as a young girl living near Hiroshima during the bombing. Event emcee will be Kurt Ikeda, Education Manager at Oregon Nikkei Endowment. Visit www.oregonpsr.org for more information.
Portland Chinatown Museum
Beyond the Gate was originally created as a temporary exhibit for the Oregon Historical Society by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis with the help of Carey Wong, Jennifer Fang, and the Portland Chinatown History Foundation. This expanded version of Beyond the Gate is the new permanent exhibition for the Portland Chinatown Museum. Visit www.portlandchinatownmuseum.org to learn more.
Yutaka Matsuzawa (1922–2006) was considered the father of Japanese conceptual art. Born in Shimo Suwa in central Japan, he studied architecture during the war, and upon witnessing the after effects of the firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945, he proclaimed upon his graduation from school that he wished "to create an architecture of invisibility." In his pursuit of ways to express the invisible invisibly, Matsuzawa began to develop a unique understanding of conceptual art that both elevated and transcended the typical notions of conceptual art in the western, euro-centric art worlds.
The exhibition at Yale Union will be the first in the U.S. for Yutaka Matsuzawa, and alongside the exhibition the artist’s seminal publication, Quantum Art Manifesto, from 1988, will be re-published for the first time outside of Japan. Visit yaleunion.org to learn more.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Silk has played an integral role in China's economic and artistic life for thousands of years. It is used in clothing, commerce, a material for decorating, and a medium for artists. It also functioned as currency, an agricultural staple, and a method for paying taxes. For centuries China was the only place where silkworms were domesticated and silk fabric woven. Discover the Silk Road in July & August at Lan Su with talks, silk embroidery art, and a display of live silkworms. Visit www.lansugarden.org to learn more.
Architectural Heritage Center
This original, comprehensive exhibition about the Portland and Oregon architect Will Martin (1930-1985), best known as the designer of Pioneer Courthouse Square, captures the full range of Martin's creative work as an architect, artist, and imaginative thinker. This exhibition demonstrates the vibrant fusion between art and architecture as it played out in Martin's built and unbuilt work, from his earliest projects in the late 1950s, his modernist suburban work, his playful and experimental designs for private residences, to his forays into postmodernism prior to his untimely death in 1985. Visit visitahc.org to learn more.
Volunteers are needed to help us clean the Japanese American Historical Plaza on Sunday, June 2, starting at 8am. Clean-up activities include pulling weeds, sweeping, and picking up litter. If possible, volunteers are encouraged to bring a broom, dust pan, rake, work gloves, water, flag markers, and any other tools and supplies that might be useful.
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