About Us

SAKURA FINE ART - About Us


Sakura, Japanese cherry blossoms, have inspired royalty, poets, artists, lovers and ordinary people for thousands of years. This iconic symbol of Japan has spiritual meaning for the Japanese people. The sakura itself is a symbol of life that represents beauty and the fragility of life. Inspirational, delicate, beautiful, spiritual, brilliant and timeless as is art itself.

Sakura Fine Art was born in Japan almost 20 years ago as a online alternative to our family's physical antique store in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Over the years it grew to become Japanese-Closet which expanded internationally at the turn of the century. Sakura Fine Art is the results of us trying to more clearly define ourselves, our services and what we present for your consideration.

We were born, raised and educated in Japan. After college in Japan we had the privilege to mentor at one of Japan’s finest department stores before joining our family's antique business. Now we divide our time between our home in Florida and our home in Japan.

We specialize in Meiji, shin hanga, sosaku hanga and contemporary Japanese woodblock prints, etchings, silkscreens, lithographs, and specialty prints. Personal relationships with contemporary artists and vendors have been developed over generations. We physically hand select each print in Japan.

We are continually expanding our galleries and occasionally releasing items from our own private collection. Most items are one of a kind. Our inventory is constantly changing which requires us to update often. Several times a week is not uncommon.

Arigato gozaimasu!
Thank you.
Keiko

We totally understand that it is always a worry for customers doing business with strangers at the other side of the world.
You will see some comments about our service from customers.

" Thank you again for the care you took packaging the prints - that is why I am coming back to you - you were extremely professional from the start of our transaction to the end. The two larger prints are my favourites if that assists in helping identifying something for me."
N.M in United Kingdom

"Always good to do business with a reputable and knowledgeable art dealer."
W.W in CA

"I appreciate the care you took in packaging my print. Thanks so much"
T.B in MD

"The prints arrived today, well packed and in great shape. I am very happy,
thanks again!"
B.F in Netherlands

"The shipment arrived today–beautifully packed and the prints are great!
Thanks so much–it's a pleasure working with you"
K.S in SC

"Thank you again for the friendly service and excellent packaging of the print - keep up the good work!"
S.C in United Kingdom

We really appreciate these warm comments to us.

If you have any questions feel free to email us : sakurafineart@earthlink.net