Lending Images

The Adachi Foundation is the copyright owner of all image files of Ukiyo-e by the Adachi Institute.

The Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing

The Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing was established in 1994 with the objective of contributing to the development of our country’s arts and culture by promoting and preserving traditional woodcut printing techniques through research and other activities, supporting and cultivating artisans, and delivering the results of such activities to the public. The foundation was approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and established under the jurisdiction of the Cultural Properties Protection Department of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In April 2013, the foundation became a public interest incorporated foundation under the jurisdiction of the Cabinet Office.

Unauthorized use including personal use of images of Ukiyo-e uploaded on the Internet or photographed/scanned even after purchase is strictly forbidden

The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints lends positive films or image data of Ukiyoe images for commercial use at a fee. Please send an inquiry to adachi@adachi-hanga.com for more information.