We carefully store and manage all of our clients' one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable works of art
Temperature and humidity are strictly controlled, with temperatures maintained at 20ºC (±2ºC) and humidity at 50% (±5%) year-round. Quake-resistant construction prevents items from falling or sustaining damage in an earthquake. Our use of an Argonite gas fire suppression system ensures client artworks are protected even in the event of a disaster.
Surveillance cameras, motion detectors, card keys and 24-hour security enable us to provide strict control over warehouse entry and exit. Clients' artworks are protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through a multi-layer security system and careful monitoring.
Tokyo University of the Arts – Public Collaboration Center – Commissioned Research
We conduct research with experts in the field of conservation of cultural property to conserve and restore contemporary and modern art works.
We provide one-stop solutions for every need associated with art storage
Artwork Storage Services
- Artwork Storage
- Our warehouse can be used to store a wide range of artwork, from paintings to three-dimensional works. We also offer space with a high ceiling enabling the storage of large paintings.
- Monthly fee starting from 40,000 yen~ (before tax).
Note: Ceiling height is 480cm
- Individual Artwork Storage
- We store and manage clients' valuable artwork, item by item.
- Monthly fee starting from 5,000 yen~ (before tax).
- Bonded Warehouse
- A bonded warehouse is available for temporary storage of items shipped from overseas without going through customs procedures. Items stored in the bonded warehouse are tax-exempt.
- Monthly fee starting from 10,000 yen~ (before tax).
Note: Locker and safe deposit box services that are suited to storage of other types of artwork and valuables are also available.
Art Storage Additional Services
- Fumigation Facility, HVAC
- Facilities include fumigation equipment to protect artwork from mold and pests, and a "seasoning" room used to acclimate artwork to the temperature and humidity of the art storage warehouse. By providing the same level of facilities as national art museums within the warehouse, we provide an optimal storage environment for artwork.
- Packing, Transportation, Storage, Exhibition
- Together with Helu-Trans (S) Pte. Ltd., Singapore's largest art storage and transport firm with locations throughout Asia, we have established Helutrans-Terrada Co., Ltd. This has enabled us to build a one-stop service for the packing, transport, storage and exhibition of artworks both in and outside of Japan, a great convenience for clients attempting to expand globally.
- Viewing Room
- Our warehouse includes a viewing room offering the same storage environment as the art warehouse itself. Clients can use this space to check the condition of their artworks and conduct business discussions.
- T-ART GALLERY
- We also have an open gallery space on the premises, allowing you to exhibit your art collection conveniently on-site.
Other Additional Services
|Online Managing System||We provide a system that allows online management of artwork stored with us. We can also create a database that includes photos, titles, artists' names and other information on artwork.|
|Appraisal/Sales Representation/ Inheritance Support||We work with partner companies that can act on your behalf as appraisers and sales agents for artwork stored with us, as well as providing support for inheritance issues.|
|Repair/Reframing||Requests for repair and reframing of artworks are also accepted.|
|Operation Assistants||Dedicated staff are on hand to provide assistance during delivery and removal of large-scale works.|
- Providing an Environment for Artists to Focus on Creation
- Sebastian Masuda, Art Director / Artist
- We interviewed Sebastian Masuda at KAWAII MONSTER CAFE, which he created in Harajuku, Tokyo. It is a popular restaurant that opened in August 2015 and has been visited by 200,000 people over the past year. Its popularity extends not only to customers, but also as a location for television programs and magazine photo shoots. …read more
- The Importance of Cultural Inheritance through Storage
- Kengo Kuma, Architect
- Kengo Kuma’s office is located in Gaienmae, Tokyo. The multinational staff work energetically in a scene that truly symbolizes his status as a world-renowned architect. A representative example of Kuma’s recent work is his use of numerous parts of the old Kabuki-za theater when the theater was rebuilt. "The amount of information physical things carry is overwhelming. …read more
- [By train]
- About 3-minute walk from Tokyo Monorail 'Tennozu Isle Station'
About 2-minute walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line 'Tennozu Isle Station'
- [By car]
- From Shibuya, drive on Yamate Dori towards Shinagawa Futo. After passing old Kaigan Dori and crossing Shin-Tokaibashi, take right.
|Address||2-6-10, Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo|
|Opening Hours||9:30 to 18:00|
|Closed||Public holidays other than Saturdays and Sundays, Year-end/New-Year holiday period|
- Q.What are your security features?
- Surveillance cameras, motion detectors, card keys and 24-hour security enable us to provide strict control over warehouse entry and exit.
- Q.What are storage conditions like?
- Our depository is a warehouse fully equipped with an air-conditioning system that provides strict control over temperature and humidity. This ensures the environment is maintained at levels suitable for storage of artwork year-round (temperature of 20ºC (±2ºC), humidity of 50% (±5%)).
- Q.Can I deposit a single item?
- Yes, we offer a "single artwork storage system," under which you can deposit a single item.
- Q.How long are your contracts?
- Contracts and cancellations are on a monthly basis. Pro-rated terms are not available.
- Q.What is the procedure for completing a contract?
- Contracts can be completed either in person at our office, or by mail.
- Q.What do I need to complete a contract?
For customers requesting a personal contract, please have the following two items on hand:・Personal identification (printed with the address that will appear on the contract);
・and a valid credit card.
For customers requesting a corporate contract, please have the following five items on hand:・A Certificate of Full Registry Records (issued within the past three months);
・Certificate of Seal Registration (issued within the past three months);
・the registered seal;
・information on the bank account from which payments will be deducted;
・and the seal associated with that bank account.
- Q.How are payments made?
- Customers with personal contracts pay by credit card, while those with corporate contracts pay via bank transfer.
- Q.Can I enter into a contract even if I do not live in Japan?
- Yes. Please contact us for details.
- Q.Is insurance coverage provided?
- While a certain amount of coverage, in line with the amount you pay in storage fees, is included, we recommend taking out a separate property insurance policy for high-value artworks. If you wish, we can assist with a policy in conjunction with our partner insurance firm.
- Q.Can you also provide transport of artworks?
- Helutrans-Terrada Co., Ltd. enable us to provide a one-stop service for the storage, transport and display of artworks both in and outside of Japan, a great convenience for clients attempting to expand globally.
- Q.What other artwork-related services do you provide?
- Other services include an online system for managing the items you have deposited with us and staff to assist in delivery and removal of artwork, as well as artwork appraisal and sales agent services, repair services, and transport even of single items. Clients may also enjoy the use of the viewing room and gallery located inside the warehouse. Feel free to contact us for more information.