About Toriizaka Art

Welcome! My name is Karen Thomas and I started Toriizaka Art out of a desire to share my love of art with others. I lived in Asia for 25 years and one of the passions I shared with my family was collecting art during our family travels. For years, friends who saw our unique and eclectic collection asked me to help them source works to assist in building their own collections. Since opening our doors in early 2006, we have welcomed thousands of art lovers into our salon style gallery space, originally in central Tokyo.

Most of our patrons come to us by word of mouth and many have become life-long friends. Art displayed on their walls and in the various collections we’ve curated, has fueled interest in our website and our sales have been to collectors around the world.

Our goal continues to be to represent talented artists throughout the world and introduce their creative genius in a relaxed, no pressure environment. We strive to make each experience positive, rewarding, and memorable and our greatest pleasure is knowing that our clients have chosen art that speaks to them.

We are happy to assist with local corporate and private client installations and art consultancy services including commissions. Domestic and international delivery is available.

We are currently designing a new gallery space in Sisters, Oregon and are looking forward to continuing our tradition of holding events supporting non-profits in our community. Until we are up and running, please enjoy our virtual online gallery and contact us at info@toriizakaart.com to make a purchase, receive our monthly emails or to ask any questions.


I am a real person who happens to love art.  One of my greatest joys comes from spending time with my family, traveling and exploring.  I've included a few family photos in case you'd like to put a face with a name and see what I do when I'm not working ...

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  • Tivoli Gardens in Florence, December, 2010
  • Thailand, 2007
  • Istanbul, Turkey, June 2007.  Blue Mosque
  • Untitled photo
  • At Arisagawa Park in Tokyo (photo courtesy of Del Benson) April, 2007
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  • Sri Lanka - 2013
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  • Sri Lanka - Tea Plantation
  • Sri Lanka - Cycling Tour, 2013
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  • December 2011 - Port Douglas, Australia
  • Morocco 2012
  • Morocco 2012
  • December 2010 Sienna, Italy
  • The Pyramids - Egypt
  • Myanmar, January 2008 - Jack, Gabriel, Karen, Miles, Gavin and Harrison.
  • Dubai
  • Near Black Butte Ranch, Central Oregon, June, 2008.
  • New Zealand - South Island 2007
  • Untitled photo
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