Founded in 1969 by Kiyoshi Taménaga in Tokyo, the Galerie Taménaga successively opened up two additional venues in Osaka and in Paris in 1971.
The Galerie Taménaga would become the first Japanese art gallery specialised in the Western masters. In this respect it has in its collection many masterpieces by the Impressionists and the Modern artists like Bonnard, Chagall, Derain, Dufy, Picasso, Redon, Renoir, Utrillo, Van Dongen and so forth.
The Galerie Taménaga is equally devoted to the discovery of and supporting contemporary artists who are recognised today: Chen Jiang-Hong, Takehiko Sugawara, Kyosuke Tchinaï, Tamihito Yoshikawa, and as well the American Tom Christopher or the Spaniard Lorenzo Fernandez.
Even more recently, the Galerie Taménaga tends to associate to this illustrious heritage, the exhibition of young Japanese artists, the most promising of the new generation.