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

Nishiura Style
Calligraphy & Flower Arrangement Class

【January schedule
Calligraphy class will be on the 19th (Sunday)at 1 pm at 3826 NE Glisan St. Portland, $25 per class.

Flower arrangement  will be on the 19th at 5 – 7 pm at 3826 NE Glisan St. Portland, $35 including flowers.

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