Help Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our office and warehouse are based in the second largest metropolitan area of Japan, strategically located right in front of the Osaka Bay between the two major cities of Osaka and Kobe. This location allows us to be closer to our suppliers while quickly delivering our goods to customers worldwide.

Our operation hours are Monday-Friday 9-6 JST. Please note that we are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and major public holidays.

We source all of our products directly from Japanese manufacturers, and have direct relationships with many of the brands we sell, so we can guarantee authenticity.

We inspect all of our products before they leave our warehouse in Japan to make sure you're getting exactly what you expect.

However, if you notice any flaws or defects in your products after you receive them, please feel free to reach out to us and we will contact the manufacturer directly.

We do detailed research on all the products we sell before adding them to our inventory. We tour the workshops and factories where they're created, speak to the craftsmen, and test many of the products ourselves to ensure that we sell only the highest quality tools and supplies.

We sell many unique and interesting Japanese tools that aren't readily available elsewhere, so some of them may be new to you.

We try to ensure our product descriptions are full of detailed information and instructions on how to use the product.

We also frequently publish guides on our blog introducing tools and how to use and care for them.

If you still have any questions about a product before or after purchasing, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to cancel, add or change anything in your order after it is placed. This is because we reserve your items and start processing your order immediately after you place it.

However, if you have made a mistake or accidentally placed a duplicate order we offer a 1-hour window where you can request to cancel it. If the order has already been shipped or 60 minutes have passed, you'll need to follow our returns process.

If your package has not yet left our warehouse, please contact us immediately and we will make the necessary changes to your order. However, please note that we can only make changes within one hour of placing your order.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return your item(s) with some conditions and exceptions. Please see our returns policy for more details.

When goods are imported from abroad, there may be extra charges called customs and import duties that apply.

We have no control over these charges, and we can't tell you what the cost would be in advance, as customs policies vary widely from country to country.

For more information, please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs might be.

Please note that if a customs duty is payable to your country or territory, you'll be responsible for paying it. If customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond the original delivery estimates.

We accept all major credit and debits cards as well as Apple Pay, GPay, Shop Pay, and (upon request) Bank Transfer.

For a complete list of countries we currently ship to, check our shipping information page. We are constantly adding new locations to our list of shipping destinations. If your country is not currently included in our list, please check back again in the near future.

We offer 3 shipping methods – standard, express saver, and express priority. We try to ship all of our orders as quickly as possible, but given the large volume of orders, there are periods when shipping times may take longer than normal. If you are looking to receive your order in a hurry, we recommend choosing an express shipping option.

Shipping costs are calculated automatically at the checkout page when both the destination and shipping method are selected. For most countries we offer free shipping above a certain amount. If this threshold is not reached we charge a small flat rate shipping fee, so the more you buy the less you pay.

If you spend over a certain amount, you may be eligible for free shipping. Free shipping will be calculated automatically at the checkout page.

If your country's policy indicates you are required to pay customs duty, and for whatever reason, you refuse to pay the fee and the parcel is returned to us, a shipping and handling fee may be deducted from your refund.

If you're still unsure on whether you'll be subject to customs fees, we recommend contacting your local customs office for current charges before you order, so you are not surprised by unexpected costs.

If you receive any email from the courier company, please reach out to us as soon as possible and we would be happy to take care of any additional paperwork or concerns.