About a year ago, I had an opportunity to offer an origami workshop as a part of the Hina Matsuri event at Portland Japanese Garden. I know it is an one whole year delay in posting this, but I still wanted to share this special memory on my blog. (I blame my neglect in posting this entirely on the ease of posting on Instagram and Facebook;)
|A camellia flower and the pavilion in the background.|
The doll display and the event were held in the pavilion.
|Origami Hina Dolls diorama|
|Origami Hina Dolls greeting card|
|A part of my display pieces|
|My student helper teaching some guests|
The participating guests made the greeting card version of hina dolls, like the third photo from the top. As it was a beautiful spring day there were a lot of visitors at the garden for the event. Thanks to my fantastic student helper we were able to pull it off. I was ever so grateful!
The garden is currently under construction for expansion so they didn't have the Hina Matsuri event this year, but I look forward to visiting there once it reopens. I believe this place is one of the most beautiful places in Portland, and I feel lucky to have been a part of it.