I offer a professional translation of all common (and uncommon) appraisals, i.e. papers of the NBTHK, NTHK, NKBKHK and so on. Price for a simple paper (e.g. NBTHK hozon, tokubetsu-hozon, kichô, tokubetsu-kichô, TOENSHA/MURAKAMI) is 15 USD. Prices for two-sided (e.g. NTHK, JUHO TOKEN KENKYU KAI, BIJUTSU TOKEN KANTEI CLUB) and more detailed papers (e.g. NIHON TOSOGU KENKYU KAI, SHIBATA, FUJISHIRO) is 30 USD. The fee for a jûyô or tokubetsu-jûyô paper is 40 USD which contains the translation of the certificate and the entry in the Juyo Token Nado Zufu. Hakogaki and sayagaki are by default 30 USD (unless it is an exceptionally long sayagaki for which I will charge more accordingly).
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.