Sumi-E Ink Painting: Ikebana

Artist & Designer Instructor: Nancy Smith Klos POSTPONED–DATE TBA WEDNESDAYS: March 11 and March 25, 1:00-3:30pm at The Encorepreneur Café: 1548 NE 15th Ave @ Weidler Take one or both sessions This class will focus on painting ikebana arrangements in Sumi-e ink, working to increase skills of composing with three elements. Nancy has taught this…

Mahjong

Tuesday Evening Mah Jong

Tuesday, March 17, 20205:00 PM to 8:00 PM POSTPONED–DATE TBA The Encorepreneur Cafe1548 NE 15th Ave. Portland ***Please note the new schedule for Tuesday Mahjong***4:30pm-5:00pm Special Riichi (Japanese Mahjong) lesson for people who want to learn and already know the basics of Mahjong5:00pm-8:00pm Regular Riichi and simplified Chinese Mahjong game play; learn to play simplified Chinese style.…

Shohei Imamura’s The Insect Woman

Wednesday, March 25, 20205:30 PM to 8:30 PM POSTPONED–DATE TBA The Encorepreneur Cafe 1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR This month we will screen Shohei Imamura’s portrait of a poor woman’s life in rural early-20th-century Japan. Spanning several decades, we see Tomé, the film’s heroine, survive much social change, abuse, and setbacks as she tries to make something of…

Friday Afternoon Mahjong

Every Friday1:00 PM to 4:00 PM The Encorepreneur Cafe1548 NE 15th Ave. Portland Come on by for our Friday afternoon Mahjong! Masaki, an organizer, can teach how to play simplified Chinese rule Mahjong, so beginners are welcome. We may divide into beginners table and intermediate table according to participants’ level. *We do Friday afternoon Mahjong…

Shuji Terayama’s Pastoral: To Die in the Country

Wednesday, February 19, 20205:30 PM to 8:30 PM The Encorepreneur Cafe 1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR This month we will screen Shuji Terayama’s experimental 1974 film, Pastoral: To Die in the Country (田園に死す, Den-en ni shisu). Terayama is considered one Japan’s most important creative figures of the 20th century. Although certainly an essential figure to the Japanese New…

Let’s Draw Manga (Cartoon) Together

Thursday, February 20, 20206:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Encorepreneur Cafe 1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR This Meetup is for anybody who wants to learn Japanese language and culture, practice English and Japanese conversation. The venue is shared office space with relaxed atmosphere. We would like to plan activities such as short Japanese lessons and cultural presentations utilizing…