■ Nishiura Style
【July schedule 】
Calligraphy & Flower Arrangement Class
Calligraphy class will be on the 13th (Monday) from 1 to 3 pm at 3826 NE Glisan St. Portland $25 reservation
Flower arrangement will be on the 14th (Tuesday) from 4 to 6 pm at café 1229 SW 10th Ave. Portland, $35 including flowers reservation
【Kihachiro Nishiura 西浦喜八郎 】
kihachiro Nichiura was born in 1970 in Tokyo to a famous ceramics family that has produced Nishiura-yaki style porcelain since 1806. He started practicing Shodo, the Way of Brush at age 7. He received his teaching certificate from Shoseki-kai School of calligraphy, and senior teacher certificate from Teshigahara School of Ikebana. Since 2004, he has exhibited his calligraphy internationally in USA, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Indonesia and Japan. Recently, he established his own school of raditional arts, teaching the Nishiura Style of Chado (tea), Kado (flower), Shodo (calligraphy), and Kodo (incense ceremony).
He also is the director of a non-profit organization that provides Japanese cultural experience for the general public outside of Japan.
Feb.24th, he offered calligraphy event at Portland Japanese Garden and he is selling his calligraphy art at both of Japanese Garden and cafe.
Please come to see them.
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 ] www.spoon-tamago.com/2012/03/20/ocica-a-new-brand-of-jewelry-created-by-mothers-of-tohoku/
[ Japanese ]
Peter Zisa & Yukiko Vossen
"Kokeshi " by Mingei