Heavenly Falls waterfall at Portland Japanese Garden

Heavenly Falls, The Portland Japanese Garden

A waterfall renovation for the Portland Japanese Gardens.

Portland, Oregon
50ft. Tall Waterfall
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When an ice storm severely damaged this focal point of the Portland Japanese Gardens, Kurisu International was called in to repair the 35-foot tall waterfall.

Built into a steep slope, the structurally unsound Heavenly Falls presented difficult landscape design and construction challenges. Kurisu had to use special equipment to navigate the terrain, littered with fallen trees, and move the huge boulders. While respecting the original design, Kurisu renovated the garden waterfall to an additional 15-feet high, and completely rebuilt the concrete superstructure. Under contract to complete the job in 60 days, Kurisu finished the renovation ahead of schedule. Learn more about the Portland Japanese Garden at their website

Through honoring the design and vision of a fellow landscaper before him, Kurisu has not only brought history, insight and beauty back to the Japanese Garden - he has brought back a little piece of heaven on Earth.

Jennifer Hooks, American Nurseryman, March 15, 2000
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Healing Gardens

Our Japanese-style healing gardens are designed with an intention for restoration on the deepest levels. We incorporate the ancient philosophies and techniques of Japanese garden design to reawaken the connection between people and nature – between ourselves and the larger, timeless cycles of change and regeneration.

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