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

【February schedule
Calligraphy class will be the 25th (Wednesday) at 1 pm at 3826 NE Glisan St. Portland, $25 per class.

Flower arrangement will be on the 25th at 5 – 7 pm either cafe or 3826 NE Glisan St. Portland, will be decided soon, $35 including flowers.

Please make a reservation email to

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



Harumi Ishii
Miyuki Okabe
Debbie Asakawa
Saori Stendell
Setsuko Gion


Peter Zisa & Yukiko Vossen


"Kokeshi " by Mingei
Leah Stenson