Announcement Due to Covid-19, Japan Post cannot airmail to certain countries such as Canada. It still ships to the U.S., but it only accepts EMS, which costs $28 for a package. I had been covering the fee minus the regular shipping for several months, believing this is only a temporary thing, but it does not look like the regular service will resume soon. Therefore I finally decided to raise my shipping fee to meet the current situation. I wish I can normalize the shipping fee and will do so as soon as they resume the service. I apologize for the inconvenience. On a different note, I will think about other methods to offer my art:)
Due to Covid-19, Japan Post cannot airmail to certain countries such as Canada. It still ships to the U.S., but it only accepts EMS, which costs $28 for a package. I had been covering the fee minus the regular shipping for several months, believing this is only a temporary thing, but it does not look like the regular service will resume soon. Therefore I finally decided to raise my shipping fee to meet the current situation. I wish I can normalize the shipping fee and will do so as soon as they resume the service. I apologize for the inconvenience. On a different note, I will think about other methods to offer my art:)
Abigail on Jul 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love this! Super high quality, beautifully packaged, and fast shipping!
yoko on Mar 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love the horse very much. I found the name of Takashimaya. It is very good quality items. YM
pyaal on Feb 14, 20225 out of 5 stars
The product arrived quickly. It is a very cute and unique bag. I love it very much.
Shaboa on Jan 26, 20225 out of 5 stars
Ayu informed me when packaging was being delivered. The art piece came well packaged and safe. Enjoy this print very much. Look forward to a future acquisition. Thank you!
ginialoo on Jan 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautifully made stamps and fun to use.
Alexandra on Dec 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
I cannot recommend this seller enough!! This is the cutest stamp ever and it managed to capture the nature of my pug perfectly. So cute!! Fast shipping and excellent communication, and the stamp came in a cute hand made pouch. Thank you so much!
5 out of 5 stars
Wow! When I received this stamp and saw all of the detail and care that Ayu took when making it, really showed her skill as an artist. The stamp is so delicate yet playful, I just want to stamp everything with it. Order these stamps from Ayu with confidence! You will be amazed and in awe! I can’t wait to order another custom stamp from her. Thank you, Ayu!
5 out of 5 stars
I love this little guy and I don’t think anyone can resist his face! I love Ayu’s designs and it was difficult to choose a few to start. The quality of the stamp is superb and these little linoleum stamps are perfect little works of art. Even though I saw a image of this design, it is even cuter in person! Thank you, Ayu! You master the art of kawaii!
5 out of 5 stars
The skill with which Ayu carves these linoleum stamps is so delicate and animated. The black cat is the perfect design with the right attitude. I can’t wait to use this stamp and I know all of my “cat” friends will adore the face of this kitty! Thank you, Ayu!
Hand Made with Love
This is my Etsy shop. I love it and cherish it. It's my own little Ayu Art shop!
Everything you see here are all hand made by me - hand carved, hand printed, hand drawn, hand sewn. Well, maybe everything except the lone digital stamp. :)
My Etsy shop has given both my art and myself opportunities to connect with people I likely never could have otherwise. I am very grateful for that.
I hope you like my art, and thanks for stopping by.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Woodblock Printmaker
My name is Ayu. I was born and raised in Japan. I grew up in Hiroshima, moved to San Francisco, and grew up a bit more. I liked drawing and making crafty things since my childhood. Among the art mediums I tried, woodblock printmaking is my favorite.
All art and goods from my shop are one of a kind originals created at my studio. If you would like to see more of my art, please come see http://www.ayutomikawa.com.
I hope you enjoy, and please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I will ship the item after payment is received.
If no payment is received after 4 days of purchase, and if I haven't heard from the customer, I reserve the right to cancel the sale.
1. Regular Stamps: USPS First Class Mail with insurance
2. Custom Stamps: USPS Priority Mail with insurance and signature tracking
3. All Prints: USPS Priority Mail with insurance and signature tracking
Usual Delivery Time:
1. Regular Stamps: 1-4 days to carve each stamp. Shipping takes about 7 to 12 business days (U.S), 15 days up to One month for international after the completion of carving.
2. Custom Stamps: 4 -7 days to carve a custom stamp. 10 to 15 business days(U.S), 15 days up to One month for international after the completion of carving
3. All Other Art: 5 to 15 business days(U.S), 15 days up to One month for international
Please contact me if you prefer faster or another type of shipping, and it can be arranged (shipping and handling fees apply). If you do not receive your item in a reasonable time, please contact me.
There has been two reported lost packages during shipping in the past year.
One was for international shipping and one domestic.
I make my art and stamps with love by hands. Even though the item might look the same, each one is unique. It is very frustrating for me that my handmade items will be lost. At the same time I understand how awful it is for my customers not to receive the item they purchased. These two lost items made me realize I have to upgrade the shipping method. I cannot afford losing more items.
I used to keep my shipping rates lower by strictly using USPS first class mail without any extra services. However USPS does not support any lost items this way. Therefore as of March 5th, 2013, I decided to raise my shipping rate to include "insured mail services". The shipping rate is more but at the same time the service will be more secure. As for custom stamps and my woodblock print, I will use USPS priority mail with both insurance and signature tracking to make sure there will not be any losses.
Thank you very much for your understanding.