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Search the most respected artists from the art community in Japan, and find local artists' artwork for sale at art galleries near you.

IAS Directory listings for our featured artists and art galleries have all been personally selected and evaluated by the curator of The International Art Store. The general artists listings below give a broader view of the Japan art community. Check out their websites, ask them questions, visit their galleries, find out when they will be at local art fairs, or schedule a time to inspect their artwork that is for sale.

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Artists in:

  • Yo Akiyama (1953) Ceramic artist of the Sōdeisha movement
  • Yoshitaka Amano (1952) Character designer, illustrator, printmaker, painter and sculptor
  • Miya Ando (1973) Award-winning Post-minimalist painter and sculptor working in aluminum, steel and glass
  • Chiho Aoshima (1974) Pop artist in the Superflat movement
  • Chinatsu Ban (1973) Painter and sculptor
  • Mori Chack (1973) Graphics designer
  • Junko Chodos (1939) Mixed media artist residing in the United States
  • Ryosuke Cohen (1948) Mail artist
  • Katsura Funakoshi (1951) Sculptor and printmaker
  • Morino Hiroaki (1934) Potter
  • Jin Homura (1948) Oil painter, primarily in primary colors
  • Michio Ihara (1928) Sculptor
  • Yutaka Inagawa (1974) Painter, line artist, photographer producing digital collage
  • Naohisa Inoue (1948) Surrealist painter of fantasy lands
  • Koji Ishikawa (1968) Osaka Based in Los Angeles, large format works with themes of primitive energy
  • Junichi Kakizaki (1971) Nagano Sculptor, floral artist, land and environmental artist focusing on floral design
  • Jun Kaneko (1942) Potter and Ceramics artist
  • Naoyuki Kato (1953) Illustrator, focusing on mechanical designs and anime/manga concept art
  • Tsubasa Kato (1984) Japanese contemporary artist
  • Tsunehisa Kimura (1928) Photomontage artist
  • Nahoko Kojima (1981) Contemporary paper cut artist, pioneered Kirie as sculpture
  • Itchiku Kubota (1917) Textile artist
  • Takayuki Kubota (1985) Japanese artist based in Tokyo
  • Yayoi Kusama (1929) Conceptual artist, self-described "obsessive artist"
  • Susumu Matsushita (1950) Manga artist, air painter, character designer and concept artist
  • Kimiyo Mishima (1932) Ceramic artist
  • Eijiro Miyama (1934) Outsider artist known as the "Hat Man"
  • Tatsuo Miyajima (1957) Conceptual artist based in Ibaraki, Japan
  • Shigeru Miyamoto (1952) Video game artist, character designer, director and producer of Nintendo
  • Mariko Mori (1967) Highly celebrated contemporary video and photographic artist
  • Yasumasa Morimura (1951) Appropriation artist
  • Takashi Murakami (1962) Sculptor and painter, founder of the Superflat movement
  • Go Nagai (1945) Manga artist and mechanical designer of Mazinger Z, Getter Robo and Devilman
  • Shigeru Nakanishi (1946) Oil painter
  • Yoshitomo Nara (1959) Pop artist
  • Tetsuya Noda (1940) Printmaker
  • Minoru Ohira born 1950) Japanese-born artist in California
  • Kenjiro Okazaki (1955) Painter, sculptor, architect theorist
  • Yoko Ono (1933) Conceptual and performance artist, singer, and widow of John Lennon
  • Kiyoto Ota (1948) Japanese-Mexican sculptor
  • Yoshiteru Otani (1958) Cartoonist
  • Pinkman (1982) Emerging Japanese painter based in Tokyo
  • Aki Sasamoto (1980) Performance artist based in New York City
  • Hiroshi Senju (1958) Tokyo Painter, modernism expressed through ancient method of Japanese painting
  • Yoshiko Shimada (1959) Printmaker and video artist
  • Shozo Shimamoto (1928) Gutai group artist
  • Michiko Suganuma (1940) Urushi lacquer artist, coating original technique to traditional Japanese-urushi
  • Tomoko Takahashi (1966) Installation artist based in London
  • Aya Takano (1976) Pop artist in the Superflat movement
  • Hiroshi Tomihari (1936) Woodcut printmaker
  • Naoko Tosa (1961) Media artist


Nihonga Painters in:

  • Uchida Aguri 内田あぐり (1949)
  • Tomohide Dote 土手朋英 (1944)
  • Reiji Hiramatsu 平松 礼二 (1941)
  • Hirayama Ikuo 平山郁夫 (1930)
  • Koizumi Junsaku 小泉淳作 (1924)
  • Kataoka Tamako 片岡球子 (1905)
  • Matsui Fuyuko 松井冬子 (1974)
  • Nagura Hiroo 名倉弘雄 (1945) Nihonga painter of post-war era Human Noh paintings
  • Gotō Jin 後藤仁 (1968) Nihonga painter of Heisei era Human Beauty paintings
  • Nishida Shun'ei 西田俊英 (1953)


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