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.
Shipping is delayed or restricted for many countries. See if shipping is restricted to your country here:
While delivery estimates are taking a lot longer than usual, most airmail packages are delivered within one month.
See "Japan Post Airmail Estimates" below to find recent airmail deliveries.
For an explanation and more details on shipping using Japan Post and Yamato/UPS, please
see "Shipping Availability - Europe and North America" for more information.
Shipping difficulties will almost certainly stretch into 2022, though things appear to slowly be getting better. As various events happen and things change, all of this information will certainly change.
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. This takes 3-5 weeks.
Expedited shipping as well as tracking is unavailable for Canada.
All orders to European countries are subject to import duties/taxes, but they sometimes aren't taxed. This is largely left up to each country and its customs authority.
If you want to minimize these fees, the best option is to use Japan Post. 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 Germany typically require VAT to be paid upon delivery.
Etsy collects VAT/GST/sales tax on order UK, AUS, NZ, and most U.S. states. No additional taxes will be required upon delivery.
Here are delivery estimates using real data from packages we shipped since April 2020:
Austria: 2-3 Weeks
Belgium: 2-3 Weeks
Denmark: 3 Weeks
Estonia: 3 Weeks
Finland: 1-2 Weeks
France: 1-2 Weeks
Germany: 2-3 Weeks
Ireland: ~2 Months
Italy: 3-4 Weeks
Korea: 1-2 Weeks
Mexico: 5-6 Weeks
Netherlands: 2-4 Weeks
Poland: 2-5 Weeks
Spain: 3-5 Weeks
Sweden: 4-5 Weeks
Switzerland: 1-2 Weeks
UK: 5-10 Days
As things are constantly changing, these times cannot be guaranteed. They are only representative of real data we have observed and actual delivery times may vary drastically.
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 return or exchange a product for any reason, but you are required to pay for return shipping as well as a 20% restocking fee if the return is not due to a significant* error in the listing or damage that occurred during shipping. We might have you ship the product to another location in your country instead of sending it overseas to save on shipping costs.
For countries that have extraordinary shipping prices, we may require the full repayment of shipping fees.
If your return is due to a significant* error in the listing, return shipping will be free. We may request photos and/or videos of the product.
*A significant error is something like the quality ranking being incorrect or a measurement being more than +/- 3cm off.
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.
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 gift wrap fee may apply per product and may incur additional shipping fees.
Contact us for a quote.