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Kiku Imports has brought the beauty of Japanese furniture and antiques to appreciative customers in the U.S. and beyond since 1985.

In July, 2013, we closed our San Francisco showroom and in June, 2014 we re-opened with a warehouse location in San Carlos, CA.  We will continue to bring occasional shipments of fine Japanese tansu, furniture and antique decorative items to California. These pieces will be offered here on this website. To learn about them, please sign up to receive our emails on the left side of each web page under 'Stay Up To Date."

We specialize in Japanese furniture (tansu), and also carry a wide selection of antique folk crafts, lacquerware, textiles, dolls, ceramics, screens, scrolls, and basketry. As one of America's largest direct importers of antiques from Japan, Kiku Imports offers an impressive selection of beautiful items at very reasonable prices to both retail and wholesale customers.

All of our tansu are unique and were made between 1870 and 1930. Each piece has been carefully and thoroughly restored. Our workshop in San Carlos employs a team of dedicated craftsmen who bring the beauty and functionality of antique tansu back to life.

Our extensive selection can accommodate a wide range of budgets.  While we do carry exquisite museum-quality items, many of our pieces are surprisingly affordable.  Browse the site and check back frequently as the inventory is updated often.




Founder and owner, Akira Gomi, is also the sole buyer for Kiku Imports. His knowledge and expertise have enabled him to purchase the best pieces at the best prices since he began business in 1980.  


Dividing his time between Japan and San Francisco, he travels to regional antique auctions throughout the Japanese countryside locating the many unique items that arrive monthly.  


If you are searching for something specific, feel free to contact us and we can keep an eye out for your treasure on our next visit to Japan!