Makes custom-made luxury paintings more accessible

Thank you for visiting.
I’m Kozo Sato, a Japanese painter for ‘makes custom-made luxury paintings more accessible’.

I am not only making orders from famous temples and shrines all over the country,

  • I’m interested in fine art, but…
  • I want a one-of-a-kind, one-of-a-kind piece of art, but…can’t afford to buy that.

For individual customers think that so, I create custom-made high-quality paintings by working out ideas that are close to the customer’s requests and budget.

In addition to full-fledged Japanese paintings, I’m working to make high-quality paintings more accessible, such as “hidden paintings using phosphorescent pigments” that will impress enthusiasts.

If you are interested, please contact me.
thank you.

Kozo Sato

Information on exhibitions
(solo and group exhibitions)

Shimotsuki color scheme Art Exhibition

霜月いろどり芸術展 千疋屋ギャラ来ー
霜月いろどり芸術展 千疋屋ギャラ来ー

2022/11/15 (Tue)-20 (Sun)
11:00-17:00 (until 14:00 on the last day)

Sembikiya Gallery (Kyobashi Sembikiya Kyobashi Main Store 2F)
Senbikiya Building 2F 1-1-9 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

I will exhibit the hidden art “Delusion Nude (Belly Dancer)” using phosphorescent pigments.

This work will be exhibited for the first time at exhibition.
Surprisingly, I received a request to exhibit this work at the gallery on the 2nd floor of a long-established luxury fruit store.

I also draw a lot of serious works.
Nevertheless, they dared to ask me to exhibit this work.
I respect their foresight. So I immediately accepted the offer.

Due to the venue, unfortunately Erozo Scope 2 cannot be used.
So I decided to use the old Erososcope, but I hope you enjoy it from top to bottom.

日本画家 佐藤宏三 エロぞうスコープ エロぞうスコープ2

Exhibition information held in the past ⇒Click here for past exhibitions

We will inform you as soon as the exhibition schedule is decided.

「Countryside of Iwamizawa] folding screen
Permanent exhibition

Iwamizawa City Hall New Government Building 4th Floor Lobby


Displayed in the 4th floor lobby of the new Iwamizawa City Hall building.
Anyone who comes to the city hall can watch it freely at any time.

「South Wind」coloring on paper Grand prize

June 11-18, 2022 At the exhibition「11th DISCOVER THE ONE JAPANESE ART 2022 in Paris」held in ESPACE CINKO(Paris, France), my work 「South wind」 won the Grand Prix. It was decided based on the general comments of the local judges and the votes of the public visitors.

11th DISCOVER THE ONE JAPANESE ART 2022 in Paris グランプリ受賞

【Online sales】
Some of Kozo Sato’s works, accessories and booklets are sold online at “Osusowake Marketplace Tsukutsuku!”
日本画家 佐藤宏三 代表作品
【Representative work gallery】
Accomplishments of Japanese painter Kozo Sato

About 【Japanese painting】

「Cherry blossoms」No.1 P3 painting on paper

In contrast to Western paintings that came from Europe after the Meiji era, it refers to paintings using techniques and styles native to Japan.
There are categories such as colored paintings and ink paintings.
In the case of colored paintings, in addition to sumi ink, mineral pigments are mainly used, with some organic colors added. And Each color is kneaded with animal protein glue called “nikawa”.
They are painting techniques that require skill.
Draw with a brush on silk, Japanese paper, board, etc.

Before the name “Nihonga” was born, there were many paintings called “Yamato-e” and “Ukiyo-e”.
Traditionally, They are drawing outline, and It emphasizes stylistic beauty over realism. Then they are No shading, and characterized by simple color tones and expressions.

In recent years, Japanese paintings have been influenced by Western paintings, various expressions that are not bound by traditional techniques, and such as expressions with thick layers of paint, realistic drawings, abstract drawings, have come to be seen.
Currently, the distinction as “Nihonga” is largely based on the materials and techniques used rather than the style.However, more and more painters are introducing new materials to replace glue and drawing methods that are not bound by conventional Japanese painting techniques.
And the category of “Japanese painting” is becoming borderless.