What is iJaponesque?

iJaponesque is a way of revealing the nature of creativity within tradition, the soul of Japanese aesthetics. iJaponesque is part of the Iwasawa Oriental Art Gallery’s effort to celebrate their 30th anniversary. As part of this celebration, the Gallery is taking a new direction in presenting traditional art and culture in a new way that appeals to all generations. Learn more about iJaponesque.

Our Digital Publication

Iwasawa Oriental Arts was pleased to present a digital publication on Japanese lacquered arts centered on the tradition of 写 utsushi and an exhibition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the gallery.

Learn more about this publication, which is a free educational resource available to the public.


Featured Artists


Los Gatos Living Magazine

LG_MagazineIwasawa Oriental Arts has been featured in the Los Gatos Living Magazine. Read the article here

News & Events


is delighted to announce

The owner of Iwasawa Oriental Art, Kumiko Iwasawa, has invited to participate in the exhibition at NUMU

~New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) presents A Call to Collect, an exhibition that celebrates the pursuit of collecting art, featuring prized works from three highly regarded Los Gatos collectors. These locally connected women with globally relevant art collections have unique stories to share. From the early days of their collecting pursuits to current acquisitions, visitors to the exhibition will learn about the individual motives behind collecting art. Learn more...