The 74th annual Aki Matsuri Ikebana Exhibition hosted by the Saga Goryu Hokubei Shisho is on display this weekend at the Buddhist Daihonzan Henjyoji Temple at 2634 SE 12th Avenue, Portland. Hours are 10AM to 4PM, and the exhibition will be open tomorrow. As always there are many wonderful arrangements to be enjoyed.
The Exhibition also has local artisans vending in the lower level of the temple, and my favorite local potter, Ken Pincus is back! I couldn't resist doing a little shopping while I was there.
The theme for this year's exhibition is "Sei Ga" - refined elegance. In addition to the ikebana, there will be demonstrations of Chado- Way of Tea; shakuhachi (Japanese flute), Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) and Ikebana presentations. Kudos to the organizers, especially David Komeiji who once again organized the event. This exhibition is one of the loveliest Portland traditions, so please go, enjoy, and do a little holiday shopping while you're there!