I share the view, held by many, that Japanese antiques are the finest in the world.

Many of the antiques left Japan from the Meiji period onwards; several to the US and Europe. Some were taken as souveniers during times of war.

I believe that it is our job as custodians to preserve these beautiful objets d'art for future generations.

My name is Ian Chapman and I am a collector of Japanese fine art.

Always wanted Japanese swords and fittings, so please feel free to contact me.


Japanese antiques have been my passion for over 20 years and I make regular trips to Japan to further my knowledge.  When I first started learning about Japanese antiques the reference books available were mostly written in Japanese, with only a few books in English.  Thankfully, Englishbooks are now far more readily available, thanks to some excellent translators.


My main objective in setting up this website is to enable other like-minded Japanese enthusiasts to enhance their own collections from a reliable, trustworthy source. I'm a strong believer in not messing about, or changing things from original, and only having restoration work done by a Japanese trained professional if absolutely necessary.


To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.

Average items will always be average, but exceptional will always be desired and cherished. It's all about the nanako :)