You’re invited to the 35th Annual Exhibition of Iwasawa Oriental Art “Water in Life – 水と生きる”

October 5th, 2017 – February 28th, 2018

The exhibition focuses on “water”, a core of Japan’s rich natural settings, and displays arts and culture created with this traditionally inspiring theme.

Opening Reception

Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2 pm – 4 pm

Location: Iwasawa Oriental Art (75 University Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030)

The reception will be co-hosted by TOTO and IICHIKO (please see below about TOTO and IICHIKO)

Email us at or contact us at (408) 395-2339 to RSVP.

Please RVSP by October 1st, 2017.

Below are a couple of many water-themed art pieces that we will display during the exhibition.

One of the famous examples of water in Japanese art. Ukiyo-e: The Great Wave off Kanagawa “Big Wave” by Hokusai.

Calligraphy of 水 (water) by Kihachiro Nishiura. Iwasawa Oriental Art has hosted monthly calligraphy class with Mr. Nishiura.

Iwasawa Oriental Art is also a proud sponsor of NUMU’s ongoing exhibition, Waterlines, an art exhibition that delves into our deep connection with one of Earth’s most important elements. Learn more about the exhibition at New Museum Los Gatos website.


TOTO is Japan’s leading and innovative manufacturer of sanitary ceramics. Since its foundation in 1917, TOTO has been a pioneer in bathroom culture. We will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the opening reception.


IICHIKO is Japan’s best-selling genuine shochu, a distilled spirits produced from carefully selected barley, barley koji (malt), and natural water. Enjoy its refreshing flavor and crystal clear taste at the opening reception.