Ichi-go ichi-e: An Evening of Japanese Artistry

August 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fields Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building

Update as of August 11: This event is sold out.

Join us and immerse yourself in a beautifully fleeting evening of Japanese artistry. Ichi-go ichi-e describes the cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment.

Internationally recognized pottery artist Shozo Michikawa will come to the Portland Art Museum to demonstrate his unique and powerful process of forming clay.

In this program, Michikawa will have a conversation with Jeannie Kenmotsu, Ph.D. to discuss his artistic process. Dr. Kenmotsu is the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum. Following the conversation, Michikawa will make one of his signature vases while demonstrating his wheel throwing technique.

Portland local ikebana instructor Nana Goto Bellerud will join the demonstration and make a special flower arrangement to display in the vase freshly made by Michikawa.

This collaborative demonstration will be accompanied with the beautiful sound of traditional Japanese music instruments played by a Portland based duo, Takohachi Collab Project.

The program is co-presented by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, and Portland Art Museum. Special thanks to Sugimoto Tea, and Portland Pottery Wheel Rental for their generous support.

For more information, please visit: https://www.jflalc.org/event-details.php/68/ichi-go-ichi-e-an-evening-of-japanese-artistry



The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.