About Us

Grace Tsumugi Fine Art specializes in Japanese works of art, particularly from the end of the Edo period and the Meiji and Taisho eras, introducing lacquer, inro, metalwork, enamel, ceramics, paintings and screens including the works by the Imperial Court Artists. The gallery also deals in works of art and craft from the 20th century to contemporary.

Tsumugi Shoji opened the gallery Grace Tsumugi Fine Art, at 8 Duke Street St. James’s, London in 2001. Whiles working for the leading Japanese Meiji art gallery in Mayfair as a specialist from 1989 to 2000, she was involved in researching private collections for their exhibitions and publications, including the John Young Collection: The Dragon King of the Sea, exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in 1991; the Nasser D. Khalili Collection: Japanese Imperial Craftsmen at the British Museum in 1994, followed by the collection of 8 volumes: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Japanese Art – Meiji no Takara – Treasures of Imperial Japan in 1995. Not only introducing the finest objects for collectors and museums throughout the world, we work with Ayako Shoji of our Tokyo office G. T. ART JAPAN researching the records kept in Japan.

Grace Tsumugi Fine Art participated in various events and art fairs: The International Asian Art Fair in New York between 2004 and 2007, INS (International Netsuke Society) Conventions between 2001 to 2007, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) Maastricht between 2011 and 2014. Since 2002 we have held an annual exhibition in the gallery to coincide with Asian Art in London. Please visit our ‘Exhibitions’ or ‘News’ page for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery.