perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

– WALLACE STEVENS

WHERE IS THE LIFE WE HAVE LOST IN LIVING? WHERE IS THE WISDOM WE HAVE LOST IN KNOWLEDGE? WHERE IS THE KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE LOST IN INFORMATION?
– T.S.ELIOT

From the day we began building gardens in 1972, Kurisu has addressed a unique social purpose. We believe encounters with nature to be essential to mental, physical, and spiritual equilibrium. Our gardens reinforce the quality of humanity which our speed and information obsessed society often elides. Harmonizing light and shade, water and rock, and space with the senses, our work enlists nature to restore peace of mind, physical health, and strong and compassionate communities. Our vision: to create restorative experiences which demonstrate the necessity of natural places to physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

WE APPLY NATURAL PATTERNS TO SOLVE COMPLEX DESIGN CHALLENGES, RESULTING IN WHOLE-SYSTEM DESIGN, A METHODOLOGY DEEPLY ROOTED IN PLACE, PEOPLE, AND PURPOSE.

Our approach to landscape, business, and life depends on rigorous study of local conditions, sensitivity to history, and above all, humility. A design-build company, Kurisu International works with our own highly skilled craftsmen and master carpenters from Japan to ensure quality, efficiency, and authenticity.
Philosophy & Technique

EXPERT IN BOTH JAPANESE GARDENS AND HEALING GARDENS, FOR OVER 40 YEARS WE HAVE CREATED LANDSCAPES THAT MEET THE HUMAN NEED FOR COMMUNION WITH NATURE.

Our experience is applying principles of Japanese garden design to the challenges of modern life. Throughout history, Japanese gardens have developed in response to society, spirituality, economics, and politics. They are an evolving art whose forms reflect the priorities and values of their times. Kurisu International continues this evolution of purpose.  Our design and construction process engages the same mindset that allows restorative experiences in the gardens—a relinquishing of preoccupation with self for attention to the particular qualities of the natural world.
Company History

KURISU PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES. OUR CLIENTS ARE PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS WHO SEEK TO ANSWER THE DEMANDS OF EVERYDAY LIVING WITH THE POWER OF EXCEPTIONAL LANDSCAPES.

  • Lattice Semiconductor
  • Brand Vineyard
  • Saffron Fields Vineyard
  • Dubuque Arboretum
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • The Morikami Museum
  • Palm Beach County
  • Consulate General of Japan
  • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
  • Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus
  • Anderson Enterprises
  • City of Albany
  • Forest Grove Clean Water Services
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Chinook Winds Casino
  • Twin Dolphin Hotel
  • Portland Japanese Garden
  • University of Florida
  • Western University
  • Whatcom Community College
  • The Qunitet
  • Mary’s Woods
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Bankside Condominiums
  • Shofuso House and Garden
  • Boca Raton Hospital
  • Garden of the Groves
  • U.S. National Park Service
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