Japanese Art Open Research Database by Dr Ross Walker

Please note: before you contact me

I usually receive a large number of emails each day, including many requests for Japanese art identification and appraisals. While I would like to reply to all enquiries it has become impossible to do so due to time constraints (I work a typical Japanese 70+ hour week). If you do not receive a reply from me, please accept my apologies in advance and understand that I am only able to reply to a small percentage of the emails I receive.

For Japanese print identification and attribution I can recommend this website. Simply upload a good quality image of your print (by pressing the "Choose file" button in the "Search by Image" section) and search the database.

You can contact me here. Don't forget to check your spam folder for my reply, just in case my email finds its way there (a common occurrence lately).

Site copyright: Dr Ross F. Walker. Copyright of the displayed artwork: the original owner. The information contained on this website is provided as an educational resource to scholars and collectors of Japanese art. JAODB would like to thank the caretakers of these art items for their contribution to this database. The items displayed here are not being offered for sale. Unless otherwise indicated the displayed item is not in the ownership of JAODB or Ross Walker.