Thank you very much for visiting our online shop.
We ship internationally the items on our website to many of the countries around the world where Japan Post service covers.
Before making a purchase, please read the “Terms of Service” carefully because every time you visit this website, use its services or make a purchase, we regard you accepted the following conditions.
Terms of Service
essence kyoto has the right to refuse international orders, but we try our best to deliver.
essence kyoto is not responsible for any import taxes or duties imposed by the country of import, for shipping to outside of Japan.
Shipping cost includes handling fee and insurance. All cross border duties and taxes are the responsibility of the customer.
essence kyoto delivers the works to endusers. We have only retail prices fixed by the artists.
【handmade works in stock】
The works are slightly different individually because they are all handmade.
It may happen that some items available on our online shop run out of stock due to time difference because the works are exhibited at shop in Kyoto and online shop simultaneously. We will offer a substitute work for your order if we have, or your order can be cancelled in some cases.
【Place an order】
To complete your shopping, you place the items you want to purchase in the shopping cart.
Then you proceed to checkout, where you can confirm the shipping cost to your registered address, and select your desired payment method and submit the order. You will receive an automatic confirmation mail stating the contents of the order and the shipping charge.
Shipping cost are determined by the weight dimensions of the items in the order. Shipping cost includes handling fee and insurance. essence kyoto packs and ships each order within 5 business days of purchase. International deliveries by Express Mail Service (EMS) take 5 to 10 days.
We would appreciate it if you could kindly accept the package with used cushioning materials such as newspapers for security of the work.
【Area of your country for shipping cost】
We ship internationally the items on our website to many of the countries around the world where Japan Post service covers. Before placing your order, you will check in which area your country is covered. (See the country list at the end of this page. ↓ ) If you don’t find your country, please email us with your shipping address.
＊Due to virus influence, the shipping (EMS) to various countries is temporarily suspended or delayed. (Apr. 3, 2020)
＊In July, the shipping service to many countries has restarted, but there are still some countries on the list of suspension. Please check the updated information about Japan Post service before placing an order (Jul. 16, 2020) :
If you live in countries where the shipping of Japan Post is suspended, we'll keep your order until the shipping service will restart.
＊During and soon after an online exhibition, we would appreciate it if you could kindly understand that it would possibly take more time (10 days to 14 days ) for shipping from our shop.
＊In accordance with the Japanese law, we changed the displayed prices ; from tax-excluded prices to tax-included prices on March 29th 2021.
【for a special order or a large order】
Please send an email to inform of your requests, and we’ll try to find out the best way to complete your order. We would like you to note that handmade pieces by artists/potters/woodworkers/lacquer painters are slightly different from each other, and the delivery term can be delayed for an unavoidable reason.
【Return and refund policy】
Returns are possible only in the result of damaged, or defective merchandise. After receiving the works that you ordered, please check them and if you find any damage or defectiveness, you’ll inform us about the condition with some pictures by email within 3 days. These items will be replaced with the similar item if we can get a replacement or will be refunded, any other returns will be handled on a case by case basis. Customer is responsible for return shipping and replacement shipping, as well as duties and taxes that may incur.
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【Country list for international shipping】
Lao People's Democratic Republic
[Oceania,North&Central America, Middle East]
Papua New Guinea
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Macedonia, Republic Of
[South America, Africa]