Site Policy

Site Policy

This website (the “Website”) and The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Open Data are operated by The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (the “Museum”).
Please be aware of the following matters when using the Websites operated and managed by the Museum. This Site Policy is subject to change as necessary. In such event, the revised version will be posted on this Website. Please regularly check for updates.


Copyrights and other rights to all content (text, images, materials, etc.) on this Website belong to the Museum and the providers of information to the Museum. Such content is protected by the Copyright Act of Japan, international treaties, and the copyright laws of other countries, and may not be used beyond the scope of personal use stipulated in the Copyright Act. Provision of such content for use by any third party without permission from copyright holders is strictly prohibited regardless of the means of provision, including alteration, reproduction, rental, loan, sale, publication, transmission, or broadcast; if separate terms of use are stipulated for individual copyrighted works, priority shall be given to such terms of use.

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Open Data

• The digital images displayed on The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Open Data operated by the Museum are available for use as long as users comply with the Terms of Use of Open Data of The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka.
• This Website displays images of some of the works in the collection of the Museum which are publicly available. All the images downloadable from this Website are in JPEG format. TIFF images can be downloaded by accessing the external site (OneDrive) from the TIFF Image URL found on the web pages of the individual works.
• The Museum accepts no liability for any damages to or virus infections on your computer equipment or other property as a result of your access to this Website, your access to OneDrive or other external links provided on the web pages of the individual artworks, or your downloading of images from this Website. All the other sites whose links are provided on this Website are managed at the responsibility of the operators of the individual sites and are not managed by the Museum. When accessing such sites linked to or from this Website, please comply with the terms and conditions of use published on those sites.
• The content, URL, and other information contained in this Website are subject to change or deletion without notice.


Anyone may freely link to pages on the Museum’s Websites as long as links are not for profit purposes. The URLs other than the top page URL are subject to change without notice.


• The Museum carefully reviews and verifies the information on its Websites. However the Museum makes no warranties whatsoever regarding the accuracy, usefulness, reliability, safety, or any other aspects of their content. The Museum accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from the use of its Websites. The Museum under no circumstances accepts responsibility for any damage, expenses, loss, or liabilities incurred as a result of any unauthorized use of information in the content of this Website by a third party.
• The information on the Museum’s Websites is current at the time posted and is subject to alteration or deletion without prior notice. Furthermore, the structure, terms of use, and address of this Website may be changed without notice, and the Website’s operation may be suspended or discontinued without notice. The Museum accepts no liability for any loss or damage, or defects such as broken links, resulting from such alteration, deletion, suspension, or discontinuation, for any reason whatsoever.
Third-party websites linked to or from this Website (the “Linked Sites”) are managed at the responsibility of the operators of the Linked Sites and are not managed by the Museum. The Museum accepts no liability for the content of the Linked Sites or for any loss or damage incurred as a result of using such sites.
• Users shall agree that, depending on a user’s Internet connection environment or other conditions, a separate communication fee or other additional expenses may be required to use or browse this service. In such case, the user shall bear all such communication fees or other additional expenses.

Browsing Environment

The content of this Website, apart from some exceptional sections, complies with HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheet).
To ensure security, users are encouraged to use the latest versions of OS and browsers.
Note: Depending on the settings of the user’s device or browser, the content of the Website may not be available or may not be displayed properly.

Browsing PDF-Formatted Files

The Website contains information in PDF format. Users are encouraged to have the following plug-in software installed before using the content:
• Adobe Reader: To browse PDF-formatted files, users need to install the Adobe Reader plug-in, distributed for free by Adobe Systems.


Part of the services on this Website uses JavaScript. When using such services, please be advised to enable JavaScript to optimize viewing.


The Museum uses Google Analytics for analyzing and improving this Website. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect user data. Please refer to the website of Google Analytics for more information on its terms of use and privacy policy.