Iwasawa Oriental Art will be hosting a calligraphy class

The Zen Brush Works Class by Kihachiro Nishiura


蛍 “Hotaru” (the Japanese word for firefly) “Wind blowing from fireflies to fireflies”


Tuesday, July 25th 2pm – 4pm
A $40 fee will be collected at the door

Email us at iwasawaart@comcast.net or contact us at (408) 395-2339 to reserve your spot.


Art Piece of the Month

Toushitsu Chawan
Toshitsu is the process of coating lacquer over unglazed ceramic tea utensils. The raw lacquer is prepared thinner than usual so that the pottery can absorb the lacquer well.


Tea Bowl Motif of 蛍 “Hotaru” (the Japanese word for firefly) by Maehata Shunsai

 Toshitsu Chawan Collection by Maehara Shunsai


Learn more about the art of Japanese lacquer works at:  http://www.japaneseartandantiques.com/resources/books/

Iwasawa Oriental Art is proud to introduce new line of merchandise from our hometown Hokkaido, Japan!

Kamuy Armless Chair (Japanese Oak) designed by Naoto Fukasawa

Splinter Arm Chair (Japanese Oak) designed by Nendo


We have started carrying Conde House furniture collection in our store. Conde House, a Japanese furniture maker, utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing practices which deliver quality and durability, while carefully selected and sustainable woods ensure beauty and elegance. Once a year, their entire factory team plants new trees to give back to the earth what they have taken. Conde House’s passion for elegance, functionality and quality is at the core of everything they do. 

Come to our store and see for yourself how beautiful these chairs are!