About e-Museum

This site provides high-definition images of the National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties owned by the Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, Kyushu National Museum and the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties aligned under the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, together with their descriptions in multiple languages (Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean).

Terms of Use

●Use of Digital Content

All rights related to digital content on this site belong to the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage and the museums and research institutes that own the individual cultural properties. Use of digital content on this site for purposes other than those explicitly permitted by copyright law, such as personal use, is strictly prohibited. It is also strictly prohibited to copy or transfer digital content to other media (print media, broadcast media, websites, etc...) without the explicit permission of the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, regardless of whether for commercial or non-commercial use. Permission to use individual images must be obtained from the museum/institution that owns the corresponding cultural property.

● Contact Information for Permission to Use Images from the Museums/Research Institute

You are free to link to this site without permission. However, please note that the URL of each page of this site is subject to change without prior notice.


While all reasonable measures are taken to ensure the accuracy of the content on this website, the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage is unable to guarantee its usefulness, accuracy, or safety. In no event will the Institutes be liable for any damages or losses arising from the use of content appearing on this website.