Thank you very much for visiting our site! Hello from Japan! We began our business on ebay in 2001, and we sent lots of Japanese antique textiles and kimonos from Osaka to all over the world for nearly 10 years. We have many experiences about selling/sending items to abroad. So please find your favorite without anxiety!( Ichiro & Yuka Wada)


Our office is in Osaka and far away from Fukushima (approx 580km(360miles)). Only small area around the plant has radioactivity risk. Please enjoy shopping at our site free from care!
And we Japanese are very happy if you visit our country as usual!
Thank you very much for your help and attention to Japan!




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ICHIROYA's Affiliate Shops

Conversations By Mr. John Marshall

*Mr. John Marshallis one of our special customers.He is a professional katazome dyer lives in USA, and has rich knowledge about Japanese textiles. He is also the authour of famous English Kimono Book. He makes these pages for free, only to entertain kimono lovers! You can find lots of useful information in his pages

DVD 'Kimono Dressing With Yuka'


To let our customers know how to dress kimono formally, we made this DVD, "Japan Style: Kimono Dressing with Yuka" . The DVD shows how to wear yukata & kimono and tie several obi bows with easy steps.
The printed instruction with illustration is included, and the narration is in English by a professional narrator . To Details.

FAQ
How do I wear kimono ,
How does a sizing work?,
How do I wear uchikake?,
How do I tie obi?,
How do I clean kimono and obi?,
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hat is the difference : men's kimono & women's kimono?,
Are there any books about kimono ?


More About Obi
There are four kinds of Obis. "Maru Obi","Fukuro Obi",""Nagoya Obi" and "Hanahaba Obi". What are the differences?

Glossary

Obi Display Hint

At one time, even the most magnificent obi in Japan had only one purpose: to tie a kimono. Today, however, people everywhere are discovering the almost unlimited decorative potential of the obi. With your own special obi, you can add the flair of your personality to just about anything in the home. They are elegant as table runners and wall hangings.

Vogue Published US!

STYLE.COM
by Vogue published an article about us - ICHIROYA!
To The Articles About ICHIROYA
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Let's enjoy and share KIMONO LIFE! Thank you very much for sharing your kimono life with us!

*Enjoy Kimono Photo Album(Photos from customers before we began ICHIROYA Blog.)

Past Isses of ICHIROYA News Letters

We publish ICHIROYA News Letter, one a week. We already published more than 300 issues for these 9 years. You can find lots of information about kimono.
No.1-------- No.57
No.58 ---- No.153
No.154 ----- in ICHIROYA BLOG


POLICIES & CAUTIONS
*Shipping
We ship our items from post office basically.
There are three options:

Express(EMS) 3-5 business days
Standard(SAL) 2 weeks to a month
By SEA 5 weeks to three months

The shipping may take longer according to each country- we are afraid it seems Standard shipping to USA sometimes takes more than a month.
Express has a tracking website and you can track a parcel easily, so we recommend to choose Express if you need to receive your order by a certain date.
Someitems cannot be shipped by Standard or by SEA because of the size. Please see the shippig cost information of each item in the listing page.
(if you prefer to use FeDEX, please let us know.

We ship our items from JAPAN. You may be charged fee at the custom in your country. We can not know whether your package will be charged or not, and how much it will cost. In any case, the customs duty is the recipient's responsibility.

*Return
Our items are old(used) or vintage, so they are basically unreturnable.The items are sent from Japan directly by using international postal service, so international shipping cost is charged- which is different from domestic shipping and it is considered as indivitual import. We answer any questions about your order if needed beforehand. If there is any flaw which are not shown in the listing, we will refund after checking. Please let us know within 14 days after the arrival of the parcel. We cannot accept any returning after 14 days from the delivery date. We cannot accept any returning without any contact to us.

*Discount
We are trying to set the reasonable price on our site from the beginning. We offer discount only for these cases. We offer 10% discount to the customers who buy over $1000.00 at a time or when the customer's cumulative total becomes over $1500.00(the purchase from ebay auctions and the items from sale and bundle corner are not included)


For Japanese Customers
We have opened Japanese ICHIROYA site. You can see all items of ICHIROYA there ( some of the are added Japanese description, and the main terms of all items are displayed in Japanese. For dometic purchase of Japanese customers, please use Japanese site.
It's been a long time since we began wearing western clothes in our daily lives. But kimono, the Japanese traditional clothes are not something what we want to leave behind. Ichiroya is opened to offer you the authentic and charming old kimono on the net. Most of the kimono we offer here are one-of -a-kind from Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe. Please take a look at the detailed pictures. We send the item directly from Japan to your place.

A lot of kimono have been kept carefully in the chest of each family for a long time. We take a gentle care of them and fix if needed and offer you with a reasonable price just as the price of the Japanese flea markets ! We offer kimono, haori(a short jacket), uchikake(a wedding coat) , furisode( flowing- sleeve fancy kimono) and cute children's kimono, too! We also offer a variety of obi(sash belt), haori ties and other accessories to go with kimono. We are constantly adding new items.

Some kimono are just art created by elaborate work of craftmanship. Some are handsewn by mothers to get enough warmth. Some have dynamic and stunning designs. Some have the design s so subtle. Some textiles are woven with the premium silk, and some are woven with left over silk thread. Some are worn by a bride in her wedding ceremony only once, but some are worn by ordinary hardworking mothers everyday. Some are heavily brocaded on exquisite silk, and some has been untied , redyed and sewn again for the second or third time use. Some have designs using symbols of prosperity, longevity or children's health and growth. Some even have militaristic tone handpaintings in the lining!

The charms of kimono are timeless, and we think they are borderless, too. There were many rules to wear kimono as a garment. But taking them into our life now, there is no rule. With your artistic flair, they become alive again, as a garment or an interior decor to brighten up the corner of your home.

Our job is to wake up old kimono and introduce their charms and send them to new homes. If you meet your special kimono in our shop, we will be very happy to wake her (or him)up and tell her to get ready for travel. They will be happy to fly to any place in the world to be used again! Please come to see our old kimono and find your special one.