1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Almost all kimonos, haoris, and fabric bolts are dry clean only. Some polyester and cotton products may be hand washed, but that depends on how they were dyed. Please read the description to see instructions.
If the product needs to be dry cleaned, please make sure you find a dry cleaner that has experience with vintage silk clothing, and hopefully has experience with kimonos.
We also upcycle kimonos into clothes, home decor, and jewelry. Head over to HanamiClothing to see what we make here in Kyoto.
Free shipping is for Japan Post (cargo ship or airmail).
Japan Post only accepts cargo ship packages for many countries. See if shipping is restricted to your country here:
We are seeing large delays on most packages sent via airmail, so Yamato Transport/UPS will be faster for everyone. When Yamato Transport/UPS is the same price, we will ship through them instead.
See "Japan Post Airmail Estimates" below to find recent airmail deliveries.
European countries will likely charge higher import duties on Yamato/UPS shipments. Please confirm that you'd like to use Japan Air instead of Yamato/UPS if you'd like to save more money.
Japan Post has opened up airmail to many European countries, but we are listing all as having a ~2-month delivery estimate unless if we see multiple packages delivered in a timely manner. It takes 2-5 weeks for airmail packages to arrive in most countries.
All purchases will use Japan Post Airmail if that's available, but will default to being sent via cargo ship if it isn't.
We are accepting orders that will be shipped via cargo ship for specific countries. Packages will take 2-3 months to be delivered:
Georgia, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.
We are shipping all U.S. orders in bulk and then have them forwarded to each customer through USPS Priority Mail. This takes 3-5 weeks.
Expedited shipping and tracking is unavailable for Canada.
All orders to European countries are subject to import duties, but they sometimes aren't taxed. This is largely left up to each country and its customs authority.
If you want to avoid import duties, the best option is to use Japan Post, though you might still be liable for import duties. Shipping through Yamato/UPS to Europe and some other countries will likely incur a large amount of import duties. Please only select Yamato/UPS if you are willing to pay these extra import duties.
We will verify with each customer in Europe before shipping through Yamato/UPS.
Orders to the U.S., Mexico, Australia, and some other countries aren't subject to import duties.
Here are delivery estimates using real data from packages we shipped since April 2020:
Belgium: 2 Weeks
France: 5-10 Days
Germany: 1 Month
Netherlands: 5-10 Days
Poland: 3-4 Weeks
UK: 2 Weeks
As things are constantly changing, these times cannot be guaranteed. They are only representative of real data we have observed.
Due to limitations on Etsy's shipping fee system, express shipping fees may miscalculate when purchasing items under $35. Etsy will list the expedited shipping price as $25 instead of $10, for example. Use the coupon OVER35 to get the correct expedited shipping price.
When to use coupon:
Express Shipping + $12 item + $50 item = Use OVER35 coupon.
Express Shipping + $45 item + $100 item = Do not use coupon.
Standard Shipping = Do not use coupon.
You may be able to get free or reduced-price express shipping when purchasing multiple items. For countries that don't charge import duties (USA, Australia, etc.), we may upgrade your order to express if it is the same price.
Feel free to contact us before placing or after your order to see if we can upgrade you to Yamato/UPS for free or at a reduced price.
USA Orders: We are now shipping all orders to the U.S. in bulk via express, and are then having them forwarded to each customer through USPS Priority Mail. This will take 3-5 weeks for delivery. If you want your order delivered within 4-10 business days, please contact us about express shipping or select it at checkout.
The delivery date is an estimate (due to the ongoing pandemic), but if the date is at least one week before Christmas, it will almost certainly arrive before Christmas.
Please purchase expedited shipping if you made your purchase in December and are worried it won't arrive on time.
Cutoff Dates for Guaranteed Delivery:
USA: Standard = Dec. 5th, Express = Dec. 15th
Australia: Express = Dec. 5th
UK & European Customers - Express oftentimes significantly increases tax liability, even if it is supposed to be exempt. UPS or country-specific express services have tax agreements with countries.
Standard = Dec. 1st, Express = Dec. 15th:
UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden
Standard = Dec. 15th:
We wrap all items in plastic ziplock bags to protect during storage and transit. Please reuse these bags. They can help keep your products dry, decreasing the possibility of age staining and molding.
We use paper mailers and cardboard when possible, but sometimes we can only use plastic. Shipping providers also require the use of plastic to place labels and documents inside.
We have an abundance of kimono fabric (from HanamiClothing) and will wrap some around your kimono inside the plastic bag and include a small card for $5. The fabric will likely have stains, but feel free to reuse or discard this fabric.
The gift wrap fee may apply per product and may incur additional shipping fees.
Contact us for a quote.