We are open by appointment only, Mon – Fri, 12 – 5 pm. More details here. 


About Us 

Japanese Gallery Kensington holds one of the largest collections of Japanese Art and Antiques. Browse our catalogue for original woodblock prints, exquisite ceramics, lacquerware, inro, netsuke, Japanese swords, sword accessories and more.

Established in 1977, the gallery is currently located in the world renowned antiques district of Kensington. Entering the gallery is like visiting a museum, except it is possible to hold the objects that fascinate you in your hands. We regularly advise and assist in authentication for museums, auction houses and educational institutions.

Through the beauty of Japanese art and antiques, the Japanese Gallery promotes and exhibits a wide selection of Japanese craftsmanship. We house a variety of contemporary art, as well as showcasing traditional woodblock print ukiyo-e. We also stock several different art objects. These range from ceramics such as Satsuma, Izumo, Imari, Kakiemon wares, to wood carvings of netsuke and Noh masks, lacquerware, Suzuri-bako, Inro, Yoroi, Katana and Tanto.

Currently, the Japanese Gallery is known for having the widest collection of Japanese art online, particularly Japanese woodblock print ukiyo-e and Japanese original anime cel-ga.


Our social media provides regular news, updates and educational posts about Japanese art and culture. Clients can keep up to date on Japanese Gallery’s Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and YouTube.

Japanese Gallery also organises live events and exhibitions in collaboration with embassies, museums, and corporations. For those that are interested in keeping up to date with relevant news and information you can follow us on social media as well as sign up to our newsletter.

Shipping Information

Japanese Gallery endeavours to continually make learning and collecting accessible to all using our ecommerce platform. All items on our website are fully vetted and authenticity guaranteed, providing peace of mind when purchasing any artwork.

Orders placed through Japanese Gallery Kensington are processed Monday-Friday 10 am to 6 pm GMT (excluding bank holidays) and are shipped 1-3 business days from when the order was placed, pending payment authorisation and verification.

All orders are shipped using DHL Express service free of charge.

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Japanese Art Appraisal

For those interested in appraising their art with Japanese Gallery Kensington, we offer the following services:

1. Valuation for insurance

2. Valuation for purchasing.

Please see the link below for more information:

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We provide a free authentication service, which will identify the item as being Japanese art and assess if it is original, copy, reproduction second edition or a fake. The category under which the item falls can change the value.

Once an item has been authenticated clients can receive further support from our other services: Japanese art and antiques Insurance evaluation, purchasing service or restoration.


Most items can be assessed using digital images. However, there may be circumstances where we may request to see the item in person to provide an accurate assessment of the artwork.

Insurance evaluation is based on the Japanese artwork’s projected value, utilising past and current market values and assessing the cost in replacing or compensating for the items value. This will be used as a guide for an individual and/or insurance company.


Insurance evaluation will also include research information relating to the Japanese artwork as well as a certificate of authenticity where applicable, issued by the Japanese Gallery.


As part of the free authentication service, advice will be provided if item should undergo insurance evaluation, based on the financial value of the item offset against the cost of providing an Insurance Evaluation.

If you are looking to sell your Japanese artwork, after it has gone through the preliminary assessment the Japanese Gallery will provide a financial offer to acquire the item where deemed appropriate in agreement with the vendor.

Restoration services are provided by the Japanese Gallery depending on the item. This service is strictly limited to Japanese woodblock prints ukiyo-e only. We do not provide or recommend any other service providers of restoration. Services provided by third parties may not adhere to Japanese Gallery’s standards or the satisfaction of the client.

Japanese gallery also has an auction department, JG auction, where a vendor can sell their Japanese works of art through this platform. JG auction will provide cataloguing, digital imaging, and a guide price for the item in question including a reserve price that is agreed with the vendor, the item will be submitted into the next nearest auction date where appropriate.

Japanese Gallery Kensington is a member of and proudly supports the following organisations: