1. Personal use of copyrighted materials
Is it possible to use images of Mr. Nara's artworks as a background image or wallpaper for my computer or smartphone?

You can display the images of the artworks on your computer or smartphone for personal use, but it is prohibited to remove any copyright or other notices from the images.

Is it possible to print out images of Mr. Nara's artworks and post them in my room or carry them around with me?

You can print the images of the artworks for personal use.

Can I use images of Mr. Nara's artworks as icons for my social media or blog?

If you feel some kind of connection, such as sympathy for his artworks or expressions, or similar taste in music or literature, you may use them within the scope of personal use; provided, however, that it is prohibited to remove any copyright or other notices from the images.

Can I use Mr. Nara's artworks for a tattoo on my body?

As long as it is not for commercial use, you can use the image of his artworks as a tattoo.

2. Personal linking or sharing of this website
Can I link this website to my personal website?

We do not permit links to this website in a way that associates it with personal websites. For example, it is not permitted to link this website as a related site or profile site for a personal website or social media. However, it is permitted to disseminate (share), mention or quote the URL of the relevant page of this website when you post your personal opinions or comments about Yoshitomo Nara's artworks, activities or this website itself on the Internet. For more information, please see the following questions.

Can I share artworks displayed on this website on other social media?

When you post your personal opinions or thoughts regarding the artworks, exhibitions, products, etc. on this website via social media, you may disseminate or share the URL of the corresponding page on this website. However, the following restrictions shall apply.

  1. Do not remove or alter any copyright or other notices.
  2. The content of your personal opinions or thoughts should not be libelous, defamatory, or offensive to public order and morals.
  3. The URL should be in principle "www.yoshitomonara.org" and should clearly indicate that it is the website of "YOSHITOMO NARA The Works."
  4. Sharing (or disseminating) only the screenshot of all or part of the images of the artworks is prohibited.
  5. Depending on the content to be shared or disseminated, we may request that the link be removed.
Can I mention or cite the artworks on this website in my personal blog?

When you post your personal opinions or thoughts regarding the artworks, exhibitions, products, etc. on this website via social media, you may disseminate or share the URL of the corresponding page on this website. However, the following restrictions shall apply.

  1. Do not remove or alter any copyright or other notices.
  2. The content of your personal opinions or thoughts should not be libelous, defamatory, or offensive to public order and morals.
  3. The URL should be in principle "www.yoshitomonara.org" and should clearly indicate that it is the website of "YOSHITOMO NARA The Works."
  4. Sharing (or disseminating) only the screenshot of all or part of the images of the artworks is prohibited.
  5. Depending on the content to be shared or disseminated, we may request that the link be removed.
3. Address for sending messages to Yoshitomo Nara
I would like to send a message to Mr. Nara.

We do not accept any letters. If you would like to send a message to Yoshitomo Nara, please send it to the "Other" section. Please be advised in advance that we will not reply to your message.

4. Purchase of Yoshitomo Nara's artworks and products
Where can I purchase Mr. Nara's artworks?

As of September 2021, Yoshitomo Nara's paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and photographs are consigned to the following galleries for sale.

In recent years, there have been reports that a large number of "forgeries" and "copies" are being traded as artworks by Yoshitomo Nara on online auctions and resale market sites, both in Japan and overseas. Please refer to the catalogue raisonné on this website to confirm the details of the artworks such as signature before purchasing them. Yoshitomo Nara and the Foundation will not be responsible for any damages arising from the purchase of works.

Where can I purchase Mr. Nara's products?

His products are available at museum stores in Japan, N's YARD, Lammfromm, etc. As for the official products we have produced so far, please refer to the list of official products in the "Products" (Coming Soon) section.
Please note that there have been reports that a large number of counterfeit products are being traded as official products of Yoshitomo Nara on online auctions and resale market sites, both in Japan and overseas. Please check the authenticity of products on this website before purchasing them. Yoshitomo Nara and the Foundation will not be responsible for any damage arising from the purchase of products.

I would like to know if the artwork I am considering purchasing is a genuine artwork created by Mr. Nara.

The Foundation does not provide appraisals or issue certificates for artworks or forgeries. Please check if the artwork you are considering is listed in the catalogue raisonné on this website.
In recent years, there have been reports that a large number of "forgeries" and "copies" are being traded as artworks by Yoshitomo Nara on online auctions and resale market sites, both in Japan and overseas. Please check the history, signature, and other details in the catalogue raisonné on this website before purchasing them. Yoshitomo Nara and the Foundation will not be responsible for any damage arising from the purchase of artworks.

5. Use of copyrighted materials for commercial or academic purposes
Can I create a product or merchandise using images of Mr. Nara's artworks?

Yoshitomo Nara produces products and merchandise within the scope of his creative activities. As our first priority is to create artworks, we will not in principle respond to general inquiries about merchandising. We hope that you will understand the situation of Yoshitomo Nara's activities as stated and contact us from the "Use of copyrighted materials of Yoshitomo Nara (requests for merchandise production, etc.)" section under Inquiries.

Can I publish the images of Mr. Nara's artworks in school textbooks or magazines?

Please contact us from the "Use of copyrighted materials of Yoshitomo Nara (publication of images in school textbooks, general magazines, academic books, etc., including introduction of artworks on TV programs, etc.)" section under Inquiries. Please be advised in advance that it may take some time for us to reply to your inquiry if you do not provide sufficient information.

6. Linking and sharing (or disseminating) of this website
Can I link this website to our company's website?

We do not permit links to this website in a way that associates it with corporate websites. For example, it is not permitted to link this website as a related site or profile site to a corporate website or social media account. Linking to this website for commercial purposes, such as sales promotion or advertising of artworks or products, is also strictly prohibited.

Can I share or disseminate this website on our corporate social media account?

Sharing or disseminating this website via your corporate social media account for commercial purposes, such as sales promotion or advertising of artworks or products, is strictly prohibited.
However, when you post your personal opinions or thoughts regarding Yoshitomo Nara's artworks, activities or this website itself, you may share or disseminate the URL of the corresponding page on this website, even if the posting is made on your corporate social media account. For more information, please see the following questions. Please note that if the Foundation determines that a post is made for commercial purposes, we will request that the post be deleted.

Please be also advised that the following restrictions shall apply for sharing.

  1. Do not remove or alter any copyright or other notices.
  2. The content of your personal opinions or thoughts should not be libelous, defamatory, or offensive to public order and morals.
  3. The URL should be in principle "www.yoshitomonara.org" and should clearly indicate that it is the website of "YOSHITOMO NARA The Works."
  4. Sharing (or disseminating) only the screenshot of all or part of the images of the artworks is prohibited.
  5. Depending on the content to be shared or disseminated, we may request that the link be removed.
7. Use of artwork images and confirmation of artwork information by auction companies or galleries
Can I publish the images of Mr. Nara's artworks in auction catalogues, auction promotional materials, gallery catalogues, and promotional materials?

Please contact us from the "Use of copyrighted materials of Yoshitomo Nara (use of images in publicity and promotional materials for the sale of artworks [auction companies, galleries, etc.])" section.
A usage fee will be charged for the use of images in publicity and promotional materials for the sale of artworks.
For more information, please refer to the notes in the Inquiries section (link below).

Inquiries

I would like to confirm information on Mr. Nara's artworks handled at auctions and galleries.

Please contact us from the "Confirmation of information on artworks by Yoshitomo Nara" section.
A fee will be charged for the confirmation of information for the sale of the artworks.
For more information, please refer to the Inquiries section below.

Inquiries

Can I sell letters and/or books signed by Mr. Nara?

Yoshitomo Nara and the Foundation consider his signatures on private letters and/or books to be "autographs", even if they accompany some designs. Please be advised that you need to sell them as "autographs" because they are different from "drawings" which are published as artworks.
In addition, there have been reports that books with "fake autographs", which are forgeries of Yoshitomo Nara's signature or designs associated with his signature, are being traded on online auctions and resale market sites as "signed books" or "drawings" by Yoshitomo Nara.
If you would like to confirm authenticity, please contact us from the "Confirmation of information on artworks by Yoshitomo Nara" section in the Inquiries section (fee required).

8. Work requests for Yoshitomo Nara
I would like to request Mr. Yoshitomo Nara to do some work (exhibition, interview, writing, etc.).

Please contact us from the "Work requests for Yoshitomo Nara" section.

9. Authentication assessment of Yoshitomo Nara's artworks and artworks not shown on this website
The artworks I own are not listed in the catalogue raisonné.

Please contact us from the "Artworks by Yoshitomo Nara not listed in the catalogue raisonné" section after checking the related notes.

I would like to obtain a certificate for Mr. Nara's artwork(s).

The Foundation does not issue certificates of Yoshitomo Nara's artworks or certificates of forgery.

10. Products not listed on this website
I would like to know if the multiples and products that I am considering purchasing are official items.

Please check if they are listed in the "Products" (Coming Soon) section.

11. Information posted on this website
I found information on the website that appears to be incorrect.

Please contact us from the "Confirmation of information on artworks by Yoshitomo Nara" section.

Please use the form below to send us your inquiry.
It may take about 10 to 14 days for us to reply to your inquiry, so please take this timeline into consideration when making your inquiry.