The Gallery

Founded in Berlin in 2012, Galerie Kommoss stands as Europe's premier destination for connoisseurs of Japanese art. Dedicated exclusively to showcasing the richness and diversity of Japanese artistic traditions, the gallery offers a meticulously curated selection of antiques, traditional and contemporary ceramics, paintings, lacquers, and other exquisite works, including bamboo baskets and sculptures.


Operating at the intersection of academia, museum curation, and the art market, we embrace a profound responsibility to both our discerning global clientele and to the preservation of Japan's cultural heritage. Through our commitment to acquiring, preserving, and presenting works of art of the highest quality, we strive to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture on a global scale.


Galerie Kommoss is recognized for its contributions to leading museums, galleries, and esteemed private collections around the world. Our reach extends beyond our online presence, as we regularly participate in prestigious international art fairs and host private exhibitions in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, and beyond.


At Galerie Kommoss, we believe in fostering meaningful connections between art enthusiasts and Japanese cultural heritage. Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing personalized service and expertise to assist you in finding the perfect addition to your collection or home.


We invite you to explore our collection and contact us directly to inquire about specific works of art or to sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming exhibitions and events. Join us in our mission to celebrate the timeless beauty and cultural significance of Japanese art.

The Gallerist

Galerie Kommoss, founded by Dr. Fabian Alexander Kommoß, is a gateway to the fascinating world of Japanese art. Fabian's journey into the realm of Japanese art began with a deep curiosity about Zen Buddhism that took him from his hometown of Berlin to the heart of Japan and beyond. With a remarkable double doctoral degree in Art History and East Asian Art History, recognized for academic excellence by prestigious national programs—the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)—Fabian brings a unique blend of academic rigor and cultural immersion to the curation and promotion of Japanese art at Galerie Kommoss.


Having lived in Japan and experienced its cultural intricacies firsthand, Fabian is not only an academic but also a practitioner, having become a Buddhist lay monk and trained in traditional Japanese arts such as the tea ceremony and archery. His expertise is reflected not only in the carefully curated pieces showcased in our gallery but also in his commitment to educating and inspiring others about the often subtle nuances and significant meanings of Japanese artistic expression.


Beyond his work in the art world, Fabian is driven by a desire to make a positive impact on both the environment and society. From advocating for sustainable living practices to actively participating in conservation efforts, his dedication to creating a better world shines through in everything he does.


Join us at Galerie Kommoss as we embark on a journey to discover the timeless beauty and cultural richness of Japanese art, guided by Fabian's passion, expertise, and deep-rooted connection to the traditions of the East.