I offer a professional translation of all common (and uncommon) appraisals/papers/certificates.
NBTHK hozon, tokubetsu-hozon, kichō, tokubetsu-kichō … $15
Tōensha/Murakami … $15
NTHK … $30
Jūhō Tōken Kenkyu Kai … $30
Bijutsu Tōken Kantei Club … $30
Nihon Tōsōgu Kenkyū Kai … $30
Shibata … $30
Fujishiro … $30
NBTHK Jūyō/Tokubetsu-Jūyō … $40 (includes certificate and Zufu entry)
Sayagaki/hakogaki … $30 (higher fees apply for an exceptionally long sayagaki/hakogaki)
If you don’t find your paper on the list above, please contact me via “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Also offered are translations of all Japanese texts on arms and armor in the broadest sense. The costs for an A4/Letter page with a 11 point font size is 50 USD (or 25 USD for half an A4/Letter page accordingly). The costs for texts with considerable parts in Classical Japanese (bungo) or Classical Chinese (kanbun) are higher but will be a matter for negotiation.
Translations of entire books, exhibition catalogues and the like are also a matter for negotiation and are dependent on the workload and complexity.
Please note that in all cases the copyright of the original text is valid. A translation for an individual for private use must not be distributed, leased or otherwise sold.
Special offer for (antique) dealers or auction houses: Drawing up of professional descriptions of pieces and/or biographies of artists, or apart from that, research and collecting information on certain pieces or artists to be used by the customer. The prices vary according to the desired extent of the description and the expenditure of time for the research.