WASHOKU Explorer’s Terms Of Use Agreement

By using the WASHOKU Explorer.com web site (“WASHOKU Explorer” or the “Site”), a service of Gohan Standard, Inc., you (the “user” or “you”) agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use” or the “Agreement”), including those available by hyperlink. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site. If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ section of the Site. Before you may become a member of WASHOKU Explorer, you must read and accept all the terms and conditions in the Agreement. The Agreement is effective on November 6, 2015 for current users and upon acceptance for new users.

We reserve the right to limit the quantity per purchase. Subject to product availability. Some items may not exactly match the photos and illustrations. Not responsible for typographical and print errors. Prices subject to change without notice.


The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under Japanese and other copyright laws, and is the property of WASHOKU Explorer. The collective work includes works that are licensed to WASHOKU Explorer. Copyright 2015, WASHOKU Explorer, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with WASHOKU Explorer or purchasing WASHOKU Explorer products. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use, or to place an order with WASHOKU Explorer or to purchase WASHOKU Explorer products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by WASHOKU Explorer. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.


All trademarks, service marks and trade names used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of WASHOKU Explorer and the product manufacturers.

Warranty Disclaimer

This site and the materials and products on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, WASHOKU Explorer disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. WASHOKU Explorer does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available is free of viruses or other harmful components. WASHOKU Explorer does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.

Limitation of Liability

WASHOKU Explorer shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if WASHOKU Explorer has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Typographical Errors

In the event that a WASHOKU Explorer product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, WASHOKU Explorer reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. WASHOKU Explorer reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, WASHOKU Explorer shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.


WASHOKU Explorer may deliver notice to you by means of email, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to WASHOKU Explorer.


You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. You must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older when purchasing sake, wine or other products containing alcohol. For these products, an adult signature will be required when you receive the merchandise.
Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Japan, without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of WASHOKU Explorer products) shall be in the state or federal court located in Japan. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of WASHOKU Explorer products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. WASHOKU Explorer’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. WASHOKU Explorer may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

Use of Site

Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via email, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a WASHOKU Explorer or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is also prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.

Participation Disclaimer

WASHOKU Explorer does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and will not be in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, WASHOKU Explorer is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. Nonetheless, WASHOKU Explorer reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to WASHOKU Explorer in its sole discretion.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WASHOKU Explorer, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the “Service Providers”) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.

Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, WASHOKU Explorer may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with WASHOKU Explorer, WASHOKU Explorer has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of WASHOKU Explorer. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore any access of them is at your own risk. Nonetheless, WASHOKU Explorer seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).