The Taizo Kuroda Registration System is a system used by Taizo Kuroda Estate to preserve the legacy of Taizo Kuroda's art and aesthetic philosophy. Its goal is to create a more accurate and complete archival record of Taizo Kuroda's artistic output for future Catalogue Raisonné.
A registration document issued by Taizo Kuroda Estate indicates that an artwork has been registered in the archive of Taizo Kuroda artworks maintained by Taizo Kuroda Estate. It includes the following items:
Registration number, work title, production date, medium, dimensions (height and width), and image of the artwork.
A written request to register an artwork will only be accepted from the owner of the artwork or by an authorized representative of the owner. A request is made by filling out a registration application form and submitting it by email for consideration by the Taizo Kuroda Registration Committee.
If the committee deems it necessary to inspect the artwork in question, the applicant will be asked to send the artwork to Taizo Kuroda Estate in Japan. Or, Yoshii Gallery, who represents Taizo Kuroda Estate, can inspect artwork in New York.
The committee charges a fee of USD 250.00 to inspect and register artwork. If artwork is approved for registration, a registration document will be issued. Please understand that we may not be able to provide you with details if we cannot register your work. If a request for a wooden box (tomobako) has been made, the cost of producing the box will be charged to the applicant and the registration number and official certification seal will be stamped on the box.
The applicant must provide high resolution images and documents that support the artwork's provenance (e.g., invoice, receipt, correspondence, etc.).
If the artwork needs to be shipped to Taizo Kuroda Estate or sent/brought to Yoshii Gallery for physical inspection, all expenses required to ship the artwork (both ways) shall be paid by the applicant. Taizo Kuroda Estate will bear no responsibility for any damage that may occur to the artwork during shipping.
A registration statement will be sent to the owner within two months.
Note: Only one registration document will be issued per artwork. There will be no re-issuing of a registration document.
Taizo Kuroda Registration Committee members
Taizo Kuroda Estate / Tanimatsuya Toda, Osaka / Yoshii Gallery, New York
To apply for a Taizo Kuroda Registration Document, please send an email with registration application form to the email address below:
Any inquiries, please contact:
Taizo Kuroda Registration Office
Attn. Teruaki Nagahata