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For over three decades, Kazuo Kuwabara, the sole proprietor of Oriental Treasure Box, has been in the business of acquiring and selling fine Japanese traditional art crafts and works of art. He opened his first store, in the autumn of 1984, in downtown San Diego's Olde Cracker Factory Building. He thrived and expanded there for the next 22 years. In the summer of 2006 he moved his business to a gallery in the eclectic neighborhood of Ocean Beach on Newport Avenue. Five years on, in the summer of 2011, he relocated to San Diego's Little Italy. He opened a bright and spacious gallery in the North Little Italy Art & Design District (known as NoLi) on Kettner Blvd. In the fall of 2018 he moved his store to Vickers Street in Kearny Mesa, an area that has emerged as the center for Asian businesses in San Diego. In addition to fine Japanese traditional art crafts, the gallery's inventory includes the works of many of Japan's finest traditional and modern artists, personally selected by Kazuo, who travels to Japan many times a year to find more treasures to add to his collection. We also exhibit at numerous fine art and Asian art shows around the U.S. and in Japan.

Please look at our show schedule to see if we will be exhibiting somewhere near you.

Our customers frequently remark that we are very much like a museum and are surprised to find masterpieces by even Japanese Living National Treasures available at the gallery. We invite you to come and visit our gallery or surf our website often. If we can assist you with any of our treasures, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or telephone.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Event Schedule:


SEE BOTTOM OF EVENT SCHEDULE FOR HUGE ANNOUNCMENT



Gallery Now Open!

We are following state and county health guidelines.

We will limit the number of customers in the store at any one time to six (6).

Customers and staff must wear face coverings/masks at all times and must maintain a social or physical distance of 6 feet (exceptions for limited activities such as cashier taking payment).

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and thoughtful attention to these safety measures.

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery!

Kazuo & staff
May 22, 2020



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SALE ITEMS
CHECK OUR WEBSITE LISTINGS FOR SPECIAL SALE ITEMS!
They will be tagged with an orange-red
SALE in the item title







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Original Miami Beach Antique Show:
SHOW RETURNS TO NEWLY RENOVATED CONVENTION CENTER!
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
*January 26-29, 2019 (PLEASE NOTE: Saturday-Tuesday)
***Also note dates have changed, AGAIN! So they may show incorrectly in some early advertising and promotional material.***
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
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NEW YORK ASIA WEEK - SPRING 2019 EXHIBITION:

Fabulous Forms and Imagery: Legendary Japanese Artworks

卓越した形と心象 ー 伝説の日本美術


The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
*March 16 - 23, 2019
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Closed Sunday)
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THE JAPANTIQUE SHOW 2019:
Tokyo Prince Hotel
---Tokyo, Japan
*May 1-5, 2019
May 1st(WED) 10:00AM-6:00PM
May 2nd(THU) 10:00AM-7:00PM
May 3rd(FRI) 10:00AM-7:00PM
May 4th(SAT) 10:00AM-7:00PM
May 5th(SUN) 10:00AM-5:00PM
http://www.japantique.org/top_en.html
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GRAND RE-OPENING SALE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
*June 14, 15 & 16, 2019
In Kearny Mesa -
8250 Vickers Street, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-1111
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OBJECTS OF ART SANTA FE 2019
El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico
*August 8-11, 2019
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BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland
*August 29th - September 1st, 2019
www.BaltimoreSummerShow.com
COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS HERE:
https://www.baltimoresummershow.com/tickets/complimentary/?idm=Oriental%20Treasure%20Box
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AUTUMN SALE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
*November 15, 16 & 17, 2019
In Kearny Mesa -
8250 Vickers Street, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-1111
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ORIGINAL MIAMI BEACH ANTIQUE SHOW:
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
*January 4-8, 2020 (PLEASE NOTE: Saturday-Wednesday)
***Also note dates have changed and moved up to the FIRST WEEK of January!***
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
CLICK IMAGE LINK BELOW FOR COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS

http://www.usantiqueshows.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/OMBAS20-CompPass-DM-7x5-production.jpg?utm_source=reach&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=147581

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SAN FRANCISCO TRIBAL & TEXTILE ART SHOW:
Art of Asia, Africa, Oceania & The Americas

Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, California
*February 21-23, 2020
http://sanfranciscotribalandtextileartshow.com/
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NEW YORK ASIA WEEK - SPRING 2020 EXHIBITION:

Standing on Ceremony: Traditions in Japanese Art
儀式と伝統 ー 日本の美術工芸


*March 12 - 19, 2020
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Closed Sunday)
The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
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ANNUAL SUMMER SALE
Everything in the gallery on sale!
ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE!
Come into the gallery or shop online
for HUGE discounts through June 30th.
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BALTIMORE ART, ANTIQUE & JEWELRY SHOW
Cancelled - See you in 2021!!!
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland
www.BaltimoreSummerShow.com
-----Cancelled due to COVID-19





---2021---




ONLINE VIRTUAL EDITION
SAN FRANCISCO TRIBAL & TEXTILE ART SHOW:
Art of Asia, Africa, Oceania & The Americas

---ONLINE---
*February 24-28, 2021
https://sanfranciscotribalandtextileartshow.com/about.php
https://sanfranciscotribalandtextileartshow.com/
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RETAIL STORE CLOSING SALE!

After 38 years we are closing our physical gallery! We are having an in-store liquidation sale of store merchandise and store fixtures.
June 15 - August 31, 2021
All in-store items will be priced to go! Come in for great bargains!
Hopefully our business online and at show exhibitions will continue! We will let you know!