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For nearly three decades, Kazuo Kuwabara, the sole proprietor of Oriental Treasure Box, has been in the business of acquiring and selling fine Japanese antiques and works of art. He opened his first store, in the Fall of 1984, in downtown San Diego's Olde Cracker Factory Building Antique Center. He thrived and expanded there for the next 22 years. In the Summer of 2006 he moved his business to a gallery in the Ocean Beach Antiques District. Five years on, in the Summer of 2011, he relocated to San Diego's Littly Italy. He opened a bright and spacious gallery in the North Little Italy Art & Design District (known as NoLi) on Kettner Blvd. In addition to fine Japanese antiques, 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 antiques 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:

ANNOUNCEMENT!
WE MOVED IN 2011:
Current Address ---- 2310-A Kettner Blvd., San Diego CA 92101--(619)221-9071 -- Hours: 11-5 Closed Monday!
Now in Little Italy in San Diego, California


ALERT:
On October 17, 2008 Oriental Treasure Box was burglarized. A number of our wonderful antiques and fine art were stolen. Many of these items are presently featured in our FEATURED ITEMS category. Please take the time to take a look at the these items and if you ever see any of these during your antique hunting around the country, please notify us at (619) 221-9071. Thank you.



---2013---

Original Miami Beach Antique Show:
Miami Beach Convention Center
*January 31 - February 4, 2013
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
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Spring New York Asia Week 2013
Exhibition at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
"Imperial Court Artists & Living National Treasures: Art from the Meiji Period through Present Day"
Celebrating 150 Years of Exquisite Japanese Craftsmanship

March 14th-25th, 2013
(also private exhibition concurrently in New York; inquire
at (619) 221-9071)
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The Japantique Show :
Tokyo Prince Hotel, ---Tokyo, Japan
* May 1-5, 2013
http://www.japantique.org/top_en.html
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Baltimore Summer Antiques Show:
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
* August 22-25, 2013
www.baltimoresummerantiques.com
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Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show
3Labs Studio, Culver City, CA
* October 9-13, 2013
www.losangelesantiqueshow.com
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Exhibition at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
"Flights of Fancy:
Traditions in Japanese Craftsmanship: Designs and Techniques from the Edo Period through Present Day"

October 24th - November 2nd, 2013
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---2014---


Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
* January 15-19, 2014
http://www.lawintershow.com/
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Original Miami Beach Antique Show:
Miami Beach Convention Center
* January 30 - February 3, 2014
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
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Exhibition at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
"Tides of Fortune: Transition of Beauty in Japanese Artworks since Edo"
*March 13-22, 2014
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New York Asia Art Fair
Bohemian National Hall
321 E. 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021
*March 14-18, 2014
www.theasiaartfair.com
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Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
*April 24-28, 2014
http://chicagospringshow.com/
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The Japantique Show :
Tokyo Prince Hotel, ---Tokyo, Japan
* May 1-5, 2014
http://www.japantique.org/top_en.html
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Baltimore Summer Antiques Show:
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
* August 21-24, 2014
www.baltimoresummerantiques.com
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New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
*September 17-21, 2014
http://www.nyfallshow.com/
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---2015---


Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
* January 14-18, 2015
http://www.lawintershow.com/
-----Ended


Original Miami Beach Antique Show:
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
*January 30 - February 3, 2015
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
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Exhibition at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
"Blossoming of Artistry: Transition of Beauty in Japanese Art"
*March 7-18, 2015
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The Japantique Show :
Tokyo Prince Hotel, ---Tokyo, Japan
* May 1-5, 2015
http://www.japantique.org/top_en.html
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Annual SUMMER SALE:
Oriental Treasure Box Gallery
2310-A Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
*FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY June 26-27-28, 2015
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPECIAL PRIZE GIVEAWAY WINNERS:
Fred & Teddi F.!
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Baltimore Summer Antiques Show:
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
* August 20-23, 2015
www.baltimoresummerantiques.com
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Baltimore Show Ad photo Website Icon_zpsvzo9fy9c.jpg



New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
*November 20-24, 2015
http://www.nyfallshow.com/

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---2016---


Original Miami Beach Antique Show:
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
*January 28 - February 1, 2016
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
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Exhibition at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
"Celestial Realms:
Japanese Artworks of Divine Constitution"

March 12th-19th, 2016
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
Sun Closed

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Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show:
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
* August 25-28, 2016
www.BaltimoreSummerShow.com
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New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Pier 94 on the Hudson River
55th Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
*November 10-13, 2016
http://www.nyfallshow.com/
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---2017---

New Year's Sale 2017!
3 Days Only
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
January 6th, 7th & 8th, 2017
11:00am-5:00pm
at our gallery at
2310 Kettner Blvd., Suite A
San Diego, CA 92101


The Original Miami Antique Show:
Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center
Miami, FL
*February 10-13, 2017
http://www.originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com/
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NEW YORK ASIA WEEK - SPRING 2017
Exhibition at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10019
"Signs of Reign: A Showering of Splendid Japanese Art"
March 11th-18th, 2017
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
Sun Closed
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2017 Spring Ad photo Arts of Asia Ad Spring 2017_zpsqr0pmsyu.jpg
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The Japantique Show :
Tokyo Prince Hotel
---Tokyo, Japan
* May 1-5, 2017
http://www.japantique.org/top_en.html
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Annual SUMMER SALE:
MUST DOWNSIZE! Major Clearance Event Kick-off
Oriental Treasure Box Gallery
2310-A Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
*FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY June 23-24-25, 2017



Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show:
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
* August 24-27, 2017
www.BaltimoreSummerShow.com
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