User Agreement

This website (hereinafter referred to as the Website) is run by Nara National Museum (hereinafter referred to as the Museum). Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to be bound by the following terms of use. The site policy may be revised when necessary, during which the updated version will be posted here. Please check the Website periodically for any changes.


The copyrights and other rights of all contents posted on this Website (including text, images, and materials) belong to the Museum and the providers of such information to the Museum. These contents are protected by the Copyright Law of Japan, International Law, and the copyright laws of other countries, and utilization beyond the scope of personal usage as prescribed in the Copyright Law is prohibited. In addition, provision of these contents to any third party without prior permission of the copyright owners is strictly prohibited, regardless of the method of distribution, such as alteration, reproduction, rental, loan, sales, publication, transmission, or broadcast. In cases where the terms of use for individual copyrighted works are separately stipulated, priority shall be given to these terms and conditions.


Third parties are free to make use of links to this Website for non-commercial purposes. However, the URLs of pages other than that of the top (home) page are subject to change without prior notice.


Although the Museum has conducted a thorough investigation and verification before publishing any information on this Website, we do not guarantee its accuracy, usability, certainty, or safety. In no event shall we be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the use of this Website.

Information posted on this Website of the Museum is relevant only at the point in time when it was posted, and is subject to amendment and deletion without prior notice. In addition, the structure, terms of use, and address of this Website may be modified, and the operation of the Website suspended or discontinued without prior notice. In no event shall the Museum be held responsible, regardless of the reason, for any damage and loss arising from errors, such as broken links, caused by such amendment, deletion, suspension, or discontinuation.

Websites that are linked from this Website, as well as third-party websites that provide a link to this Website (hereinafter referred to as Linked Sites) are managed under the responsibility of the individual administrators of the Linked Sites, and not by the Museum. In no event shall the Museum be liable for the contents posted on these Linked Sites, or for any loss and damage whatsoever arising from the use of these Linked Sites.

Browsing Environment

Apart from the exception of certain sections, the contents of this Website comply with XHTML (Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language) 1.0 and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) 2.1.

The following environments that are compliant with the CSS specifications are recommended for smooth browsing of this Website: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Firefox 1.5 or later, and Safari 1.3 or later. Please note that the contents of the Website may look different (in comparison with CSS-compliant environments) when Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or earlier versions and Netscape Navigator 4 or earlier versions are used.