Behind the Museum Cafe : Gallery Space

welcome to the Behind the Museum Cafe

Gallery Space

ehind the Museum Café offers free gallery space to artists who specialize in Japanese art and culture. We feel it is important that everyone is able to enjoy the arts in life. We would like to help initiate and support relations between artists and cafe customers. We hope that our cafe can provide the grounds for these future meetings.

We will offer cultural events like Tea ceremony (Sa do), Incense Ceremony (Ko do), Flower Arrangement (Ikebana) and Calligraphy (Sho do) to introduce the beauty and sensitivity of Japanese culture. We hope you will join us, have a cup of coffee or tea, eat a fresh pastry or sandwich, and enjoy the works on display in the gallery.

Please contact us if you are interested in our gallery space.
Behind the Museum Cafe Gallery Space

Japanese Woodblock Prints
Art from the Edo Period

We are exhibiting and selling selected Woodblock Prints in September and October at Behind the Museum Cafe.
The prints were made in the 19th and 20th Century during the end of the Edo era.They are available in sets of 3 pieces by various well-known artists, all in very good condition, for $600 per set.

Nishiura Style
Calligraphy and Flower Arrangement Lesson

Now we are offering Nishiura style calligraphy and flower arrangement classes monthly in Portland (For the preparation of the exhibition and event in Europe, he is not able to come to Portland in August).

The next calligraphy class will be on September 14th at 2pm and $25 per class.

The first flower arrangement class will be on September 15th (exact time TBA) and $35 including flowers. Class will be hold at 3826 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232 .

For specific questions about the classes or more information, please email at

Created with Heart and Hope from Tohoku

OCICA necklaces and earrings are handmade from deer antlers and fishing net threads by the mothers of the Ishinomaki community.

Ishinomaki is one of the towns that was hit hardest by the great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011.

These have been made with great care and most importantly, with hope that keeps these tsunami-devastated communities together.

Learn more about this project at
[ English ]

[ Japanese ]

Book: $15
Necklaces: $28
Earrings: $48



Takako Kawano
Atsuko Rothberg
Harumi Ishii
Yoko Krueger
Akiko West
Kathryn Matsuura
Sandy Kangas
Juliet Moran
Setsuko Gion


Peter Zisa & Yukiko Vossen


"Kokeshi " by Mingei