We feature kimono that are entirely hand made by myself. Traditional methods of construction are used, all collars are hand sewn and of triple or quadruple thickness, which was a technique used for high quality kimono and yukata in Japan, and still is, today. All our bolts used for kimono are imported from Japan.
Most of our kimono and yukata have machine made "bodies" with traditional underarm openings for both male and female garments. Today, it is possible to see women's kimono featuring a more "squared off" sleeve bottom, and men's kimono traditionally have this shape. I use both types for women's kimono,
( done traditionally ) and you can request that I change a sleeve bottom to a more rounded shape via e-mail when you order a particular kimono; no extra charges will be made for that adjustment.
Our other kimono may be antique, vintage, or newly made in China. ( yukata ) All types of silks are featured, cottons are yukata, kasuri or katazome. Traditionally, kimono means "thing to wear", and this is how I use it to define the garments you will see here.
We ship within the continental United States
We only accept payments from Paypal at this time and shipment is made within 24 to 48 hours upon our receipt of payment. PayPal offers processing of credit cards; you do not need an account with them to make payment. Please make certain you are a "verified" account with paypal in order to quailfy for insurance during your shipment. Those who are not verified, are not going to have insurance on the value of the merchandise they order. No exceptions.
We never share your e-mail with anyone.
All items are shipped priority mail via USPS, within the USA.
No tracking number is provided.
Most parcels arrive within 3 to 5 business days.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Returns of kimono and related items:
ONLY Damaged kimono may be returned in original, unworn condition, within a period of 10 days from your receipt of delivery. Please supply photos of the damage a.s.a.p. and return the kimono with its original packaging. You will receive a return of the total amount of purchase, minus shipping / mailing costs. As we ship your items insured, you must also ship them back insured to us.
We will not accept returns of any kimono, geta, zori, obi, or fabric items due to hygenic reasons. This also extends to any wearable personal items. If any kimono items are damaged, please proceed as outlined above.
We only accept returns from the ORIGINAL purchaser. No Exceptions.
We do our utmost to provide fit information and additional assistance prior to your purchase, to assure your garment will fit. A 15% re-stocking fee will be charged you for your returned items, along with paypal fees, if any.
Returns of damaged decorative objects: Please return within one month of receipt of delivery, in original packaging. Please supply photos of any damage a.s.a.p. for our documentation. You will receive a return of the total amount of purchase, minus shipping / mailing costs, once we have merchandise returned from you.
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Please note: On August 21st, 2007, a member of Live Journal, a one "catgirlmecha", also known as "bebe moche", did link to and post derogatory remarks about this website. She has never been a customer and she is in direct violation of the terms all who visit here are expected to abide by. She is hereby advised to take down the content she has posted immediately. Anyone wishing to see proof of her copying and posting portions of my web site and pages, please email me at:
Thank you to the kind and loyal customer who provided me proof of this violation.