Art Revisited, Beauty Revealed

生活の中の美/Art in Life 


“Art in Life” has been the guiding theme for Iwasawa Oriental Art

since I opened in 1982. This 40th commemorating anniversary

exhibition returns to that fundamental theme to present a

carefully chosen group of masterworks that have embellished

daily life. Ranging from ancient to contemporary, this exhibition

also highlights new aspects of our artwork.

November 1st to December 30th, 2022

Presenting the works of David Kimball Anderson, Evelyn

Consorti, Yao-Pi Hsu, Gloria Huet, Seth Janofsky, Nishiura

Kihachiro, Michiko Kinoshita, Lorraine Lawson, Ken Matsumoto,

Lee Middleman, Hiroko Ohno, James Ong and Jan Schachter

November 20th, 1pm – 3pm
@2pm calligraphy demonstration by Nishiura Kihachiro.

Phone: (408) 395-2339

See below for details

December 4th, 12pm – 3pm

Mr. Fred Weissbery of will be presenting swords from the 14th century to the 17th century.

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December 10th, 1pm – 3pm

SAFU SAKE will be hosting a tasting event. Come and experience their authentic award-winning product from Oita prefecture.

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NOVEMBER 20th, 1-3pm

David Kimball Anderson
Still Life/Red Bottle 2
Size: 27″ x 11″ x 8″


Evelyne Consorti
紋付羽織・Ceremonial Coat
Mixed media
Size: 48″ x 48″

Yao-Pi Hsu
 On Golden Pond 5
Media: Photograph
Size: 24″ x 18″

Gloria Huet
Waiting for Spring
Mixed media on Kozo paper
Size: 24″ x 24″

Seth Janofsky
Box with Maple Leaf Pattern
Sca. 3 x 9 x 12″
Myrtle, maple, other woods

Nishiura Kihachiro
Ancient Japanese Characters
Materials: Canvas with oil
Size: 53×45.5cm (F10)
Content: Oriental Zodiac: Rat, Cox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Cock, Dog, Boad
Note: It is said that powerful clan RUSU used these characters


Michiko Kinoshita
黄卵釉抹茶碗・共箱・The yellow egg glaze tea bowl with Tomobako

Lorraine Lawson
Moving Forward
Mixed Media with Calligraphy
Size: 48″ x 48″

Ken Matsumoto
Untitled Basalt Field Stone
Size: 24″ x12′ x14″

Lee Middleman
Green Bronze Crater Glazed Vase
Size: 6″ x 6″ x 4.5″

Hiroko Ohno
Media: Mineral pigment lapis-lazuli, azurite, seashells, coral, mica, acrylic on linen
Size: 20″ x 16″

 James Ong
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 40″ x 30″ x 1.5″

 Jan Schachter
Woven plate
Size: 12″ x 13″ x 3.5″

December 4th, 12pm – 3pm


Iwasawa Oriental Art is pleased to announce that Mr. Fred Weissberg of and the Northern California Japanese Sword Club will be presenting an exhibition and sale of antique Japanese swords from 12:00PM to 3:00 PM as part of our 40th anniversary celebration.


Mr. Weissberg will be on hand to answer your questions and to lecture on the history and beauty of Japanese swords.  Please join us as Mr. Weissberg will be presenting swords from the 14th century to the 17th century that are not only very effective weapons but also are recognized worldwide as beautiful objects of art.  Mr. Weissberg has lectured at major museums, appraisal organizations, educational institutions, and even at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco.  It should be interesting for all.

December 10th, 1pm – 3pm

Iwasawa Oriental Art is pleased to announce a collaboration with SĀFU SAKE.

SAFU SAKE was established in 2020 as a small startup with the mission to bring premium sake from Japan into the American Market. Safu (サーフ) means Surf in Japanese. Paul Dohrewend, founder and CEO of the company was inspired by crafted sake during a ski trip in Hokkaido, yet found it very difficult to find great sake in the US. He decided to forge a partnership with a brewery in Oita which has 150 years of history, and a sake master whose methods were passed down from generation to generation.

Just as Iwasawa Oriental Art contributes to spreading Japanese culture, SAFU SAKE aims to provide the authenticity and history of Japanese craftsmanship to American consumers. In our mission to produce and bring high-end products to the market, SAFU SAKE has earned gold medals in the NY and San Diego International wine and spirits competition. We hope you can stop by Iwasawa Oriental Art on December 10th and experience our authentic award-winning product from Oita prefecture.