Selecting Works

A catalogue will be published for each auction listing all of the works offered for sale approximately 2 weeks prior to the auction. An online catalogue is also available to view on our website allowing the option to search for works of particular interest.

Pre-auction Viewings

Prior to the date of the auction, all listed works will be displayed for public viewing. The works will be sold “as is”. Cancellations will not be accepted after the auction so please make sure to examine the condition of the works in person before the auction.

Register to Bid

To participate in the auction, you are required to register in advance. Please register here and make sure to have an identification document at hand. Upon registration, you are bound by the ‘Auction Terms and Conditions’ and ‘Terms of Use’.

We offer four different bidding methods as follows:

A. In Person
To bid directly at the venue, please present your identity verification documents at the reception and apply for a paddle (number tag).

B. Online
To bid LIVE online, you are required to pre-register for online participation via the online pre-registration form on our website by 8:00 pm JST on the day before the auction date in addition to account registration. By entering the verification code which will be issued upon login, you will be able to join LIVE and bid in real time from your PC or mobile device.

C. Telephone
To bid by telephone, you are required to apply via the online application form on our website or via a written form by 8:00 pm JST on the day before the auction date. A written ‘Absentee and Telephone Bidding Form’ can be downloaded here and be sent to us via email or fax. Please note that due to the limited number of telephone lines, we may not be able to accept your application.

D. Absentee
To bid in advance, you are required to submit a bid via the online application form on our website or via a written form by 8:00 pm JST on the day before the auction date. A written ‘Absentee and Telephone Bidding Form’ can be downloaded here and be sent to us via email or fax. On the day of the auction, our staff will bid on your behalf up to the maximum amount you wish to bid.

Buyer's Premium
Bid amounts announced in the saleroom do not include the buyer’s premium or tax. The successful bidder will be required to pay a 15% buyer’s premium of the hammer price, plus tax where applicable.

Payment

The total purchase price (hammer price + buyer’s premium + applicable tax) must be paid in Japanese Yen via bank transfer or cash within 10 days of the auction date. Please note that credit card payment will not be accepted.

Delivery of Purchases

Once payment has been confirmed, purchased items can either be shipped or collected in person from the auction premises. Please select your preference on the ‘Shipping Instruction Form’. Please note that successful bidders will be responsible for all associated delivery charges.