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2023 O-Shogatsu Festival - Japanese New Year Event - Portland Japanese GardenNEW

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2023 O-Shogatsu Festival - Japanese New Year Event - Portland Japanese Garden
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Date: Sunday, 8 January, 2023       Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Portland Japanese Garden
611 S.W. Kingston Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 223-5055
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Map of Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave.

O-Shogatsu, Japanese New Year Event - Portland Japanese Garden. O-Shogatsu literally means “standard month.” “Standard,” in this instance, means the standard a person sets during the first days of the first month of the year. This standard will then regulate their fortune for the rest of the year. Therefore, people are in their highest spirits and hope for the best. All ill-feeling and disagreeable recollections are left behind with the old year and a new chapter of life opens, replete with happy prospects.

During O-Shogatsu, people celebrate the start of a new year and hope for happiness and prosperity in the months ahead. 

January 8, 2023 activities include:
10:45 am and 11:45: Shishimai (lion dance) at 
01:30 pm and 2:00 pm: Presentations of a hatsugama, the first tea ceremony of the year
A sumi-e, Japanese brush painting workshop (times to be determined). Stop in to learn how to paint a rabbit, in honor of the year of the rabbit.

During the event, Portland Coffee Roasters will be serving free coffee to visitors.

Let’s celebrate the beginning of 2023 together!

Japanese New Year Festival Date (OShogatsu)
January 8, 2023

OShogatsu Festival Time
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tickets Costs
Included with Garden Admission

Where is this Event Happening?
Tateuchi Courtyard.  The Tateuchi Courtyard sits at the center of our new Cultural Village. Providing a free-flowing space where visitors can immerse themselves in traditional Japanese arts through seasonal activities, performances and demonstrations.

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About Portland O-Shogatsu
Portland Japanese Garden invites you to join their annual O-Shogatsu Festival, a celebration of Japanese New Year!  O-Shogatsu Festival is a great way to experience Japanese New Year traditions, including hands-on activities and culinary treats. 

Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Let’s celebrate the wonderful beginning of the new year together!

“Propitious clouds hanging over the heavens, the eastern breeze favoring every habitation, the cuckoo singing and the plum blossoms giving forth their fragrance, the first day of the first month of the year thrills every heart with a feeling ethereal.” - U.A. Casal



Sunday, 8 January, 2023

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