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Japanese Antiques from Ryokusuido
— Kihachiro Nishiura —
ihachiro Nishiura is the owner of Nishiura Ryokusuido antique dealership in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo. He is also co-owner of Behind the Museum Café in Portland, Oregon.
He is a descendant of Nishiura Enji, who was a founder of the Nishiura-yaki school of ceramics, which was highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad in the Meiji (1868-1912) for its outstanding technique and artistry.
Steeped in traditional Japanese culture from his early childhood, Kihachiro expresses Japanese culture and arts in his own unique style based upon the ancient philosophy of Eki, central to which is the inevitability of change. His “Nishiura Style” exhibitions of incense, floral arrangements, calligraphy, and other art forms have been enthusiastically received in Japan and the world.
Behind the Museum Café owner,
— Ryokusuido —
Nishiura Bijyutsuten was established in 1912 in Tokyo Japan.
Later the name was changed to Nishiura Ryokusuido.
Our shop is located on Kotto-dori (Antique street) in Aoyama, a very lively town in Tokyo.
From the end of Edo period thru Meiji period ( 1806～1911 ), Japanese cultural goods were exported including porcelain.
The 3rd owner of Nishiura Ryokusuido was an expert on Asian ceramics and porcelain.
The fact that Nishiura's ancestors (from Tajimi in Gifu prefecture) were pioneers in the field of foreign export of porcelain (Mino pottery) has helped develop great trust between Nishiura and our customers
The present owner, Kihachiro Nishiura, started NISHIURA STYLE to introduce traditional Japanese culture intelligibly.
In the past several years, he has started teaching these classes in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Bulgaria.
In 2004, Nishiura established Ryokusuido shop in Portland as a home base in the USA, and started showing people how to enjoy traditional Japanese culture, along with providing beautiful Japanese Antiques.
At Behind the Museum Café, we sell antique tansu, hanging scrolls, kimono, and also small items such as dolls, and dishes which are directly shipped from Ryokusuido in Japan.
■ Our Kimonos and Other Antique Items on Etsy
New items are listing after new shipment comes.
If you are in Portland, please visit our cafe to see more items.
Behind the Museum Cafe on Etsy: