Terms of use

These terms of use, together with any referenced policy or page, sets out the terms by which you agree to access and use this site. Any commercial contract that exists between us will override these terms.

This site is operated by Ross Hall, who is a freelance designer, photographer and consultant based in Kobe, Japan.

By using this site, you consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of Japan.


This site is NOT to be indexed by Archive.org.

Information only

The contents are provided on an “information only basis”. This means I do not accept liability for your actions arising from using anything you see, read or hear on this site.

Authorised use

Feel free to enjoy the content on this site. Feel free to share links to what you find interesting across social media.


Everything on the site is copyright and no permission is given to reproduce content elsewhere.

Unauthorised use

You are not permitted to use the content on this site in whole or part. Examples of unauthorised use include, but are not limited to: republishing images in any form, using images to accompany your own works, reproducing blog posts in whole or part, deriving new works from mine. This applies regardless of whether the works are paid for or provided freely.

Unauthorised use of content will result in an invoice being issued for each instance of use (that’s each web page, brochure, email etc).

If you would like to use something of just get in touch. I’m sure something can be worked out.


The current jurisdiction for the operation of this site is Japan. By accessing the site you agree to be bound by the laws of Japan and subject to its courts.


The language of the site is English and this shall take precedent over any other language when interpreting contents and meaning.


I will update these from time to time. Each time you use this site you accept whichever privacy policy or terms applies at that time.

Questions, Comments, Thoughts

If you’d like to talk to me about anything you’ve seen on this site, please get in touch.

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Photograph of a wooden bench in Kob, Japan with cool bench written in wood behind it

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