Join the WorldOregon Young Professionals for a look into the Portland Japanese Garden's latest exhibit, Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future. The word Shokunin (職人) 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.
This exhibition features the work of five artisans from Kyoto each of whom works in a different medium, each with a different background.
Meeting Point: Entry Garden of the Japanese Gardens at 5:30pm
C.U.L.T., A text-speak acronym for "C U Last Tuesday", is a monthly program put on by the Young Professionals of WorldOregon. The theme and format of the event changes from month to month, but what doesn't vary is the promise to entertain, educate, and broaden your horizons. Invite your friends and we'll see you on the last Tuesday of each month!
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YP C.U.L.T.: Shokunin: Kyoto Artisans at Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
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