Sato Sakura Gallery specializes in the exhibition, acquisition, preservation, and commercial evaluation/sales of contemporary Japanese paintings -Nihonga- from painters born after the start of the Showa-era (1926). We curate each of our exhibitions with care to feature post-war masterpiece works from our vast museum collection, alongside artwork from the greatest up-and coming artists who are paving the way for the future of the art form. In doing so, Sato Sakura Gallery New York aims to showcase the compelling beauty of contemporary Nihonga Japanese paintings - past, present, and future.

Our parent organization, Sato Sakura Museum- a world leader in Nihonga Japanese paintings- was founded in October 2006 in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture. Following the opening of our second premier museum space in Meguro ward, Tokyo, Sato Sakura Museum began hosting an annual national competition -the ‘Ookasho’ award- to recognize rising Nihonga Japanese painting masters. Winners of this prestigious accolade are chosen by a panel of experts and top-ranking post-war masters, after-which the winning paintings are exhibited in our museum alongside some of Japan’s greatest cultural treasures.

Our final expansion, Sato Sakura Gallery New York, opened its doors in September 2017.

Through our activities at Sato Sakura Gallery New York, we provide a venue for people from around the world to appreciate and experience the allure and diversity of contemporary Nihonga Japanese painting.

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