The Art Research Center holds various resources about Japanese Arts and Cultures, which you can search and browse through our database system.
- The database and materials
The ARC's collection and digital archives are the fruit of materials collected, donated and entrusted for the promotion of ARC’s undertakings.
The collection also includes invaluable materials not available elsewhere but these are strictly for research purposes and many are not available to the public for preservation reason even if viewing is requested. Please also be advised that viewing of materials available for public viewing may be declined due to research schedules at the ARC.
- Using the database and materials
As a rule, all materials in the ARC collection and the digital archives can only be viewed inside the ARC. In some cases, a fee set by the ARC may be payable for the reproduction of certain materials.
For further information, please see the Visitor's Guide.
The copyrights of all materials in the ARC collection and digital archives belong to the ARC, or individuals such as researchers and entrusters.
No materials may be reproduced or reused without permission whatsoever.
Visitors may use the photocopying machine at the ARC to make reproductions of materials in the ARC collection. Prior application is required for the reproduction of digital archive materials. For further information, please see the Visitor's Guide.