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How to Use Material from the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the interviews and other materials contained in this website are copyrighted by the Oral History Archives of Japanese Art. Readers who would like to make use of an interview for non-profit purposes (academic papers, art criticism, classroom use, etc.) may do so without permission.

In for-profit cases (commercial use, publication, etc.), it is necessary to apply for and receive written permission from the archives before you use the material. To do this, please explain in detail how you intend to use the material via the Contact Us page. (Approval and usage fees depend on each individual case.)

Whether you plan to use the interviews for profit or non-profit, we ask that you credit the archives. When referencing or quoting from our materials in print, please indicate the source in the manner indicated below. In addition, while our editorial policy calls for Japanese names to be rendered family-name first (for example, Shiraga Kazuo), the writer or publisher is also free to use them in the opposite order (i.e., Kazuo Shiraga). In referencing this website, please use the URL displayed on our home page.

Example credit:

Oral History Interview with Shiraga Kazuo, conducted by Katō Mizuho and Ikegami Hiroko, August 23, 2007, Oral History Archives of Japanese Art (URL: