HitoikiKimono

Shipping Kimono Free Globally!!

Kumamoto, Japan On Etsy since 2016

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

HitoikiKimono

Shipping Kimono Free Globally!!

Kumamoto, Japan | 1,809 Sales

Announcement    We're back! Deliveries are starting to resume in parts of Europe, so we are currently offering shipping to the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, German,Italy, Norway, Hungary, Belgium, Poland, and Portugal. Please be aware that most deliveries will not be made in person, so please take steps to ensure the security of the area where the package will be delivered.
We will add more countries as deliveries resume.

However according to the delivering system of any countries, sometimes the delivery method will leave it in front of the house,it seems to be a risk of the luggage being stolen or lost. Or it may take very longer time than usual.
We cannot be held responsible for that risk,so please understand in advance.


Now we are holding 50%Off sale, but in our site we have some items that is our original puroducts. They are not eligible for 50%OFF sale.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 10, 2020

We're back! Deliveries are starting to resume in parts of Europe, so we are currently offering shipping to the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, German,Italy, Norway, Hungary, Belgium, Poland, and Portugal. Please be aware that most deliveries will not be made in person, so please take steps to ensure the security of the area where the package will be delivered.
We will add more countries as deliveries resume.

However according to the delivering system of any countries, sometimes the delivery method will leave it in front of the house,it seems to be a risk of the luggage being stolen or lost. Or it may take very longer time than usual.
We cannot be held responsible for that risk,so please understand in advance.


Now we are holding 50%Off sale, but in our site we have some items that is our original puroducts. They are not eligible for 50%OFF sale.

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Kokichi Murata

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Kokichi Murata

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About HitoikiKimono

Sales 1,809
On Etsy since 2016

Bringing new life to traditional Japanese clothing

*See last picture in slideshow above for sizing info.

Koukichi is currently located in downtown Kumamoto, but our story starts in the neighboring city of Kikuchi. My shop started as a dyehouse located within a temple in Kikuchi. Due to a fire a long time ago during which records of the shop were lost, I don't know exactly when the shop first opened, but I can estimate that it was in the mid- to late-1800s. I'm the ninth generation owner.

Around the turn of the 20th century, the third generation owner, Sakuzaemon, expanded the business and began yuzen dyeing, a style of dyeing featuring intricate, hand-drawn patterns and designs. He also supported the arts by opening a school for painting called the Murata Etenarai Juku.

Interest in art still runs strong in my family, as my nephew is famed manga artist Yusuke Murata, and my eldest son does work in oil painting.

The city of Kikuchi had a long history of silk production, meaning there was a demand for dyeing, and the fourth through sixth generations of my shop focused mainly on silk dyeing. My grandfather, the seventh generation owner, studied dyeing in Kyoto and introduced those techniques into the products at the shop. My father unfortunately passed away at an early age, and so my mother took over and began selling dyed fabrics and clothing from Kyoto.

After WWII, silk production in Kikuchi decreased sharply and demand for dyeing fell as well. As such, when I became owner, I moved the shop from Kikuchi to Kumamoto and renamed it Koukichi (こう吉). I also focused the business on selling traditional Japanese clothing and accessories, as well as used kimono.

We now have two stores in Kumamoto City, Japan.

HITOIKI is the new brand name for original products made at Koukichi.

**Shipping policy: We ship everything via speedy and reliable EMS mail, which usually takes about 3 to 4 days to arrive. Kimono, etc., can be fairly heavy, and due to EMS pricing, we are unable to offer shipping discounts for multiple items purchased together. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the kimono!

**CUSTOMERS IN FRANCE: EMS packages may be charged at high rates by Chronopost, so we use SAL for all orders to France. It takes a little longer, but customs are a lot cheaper.
**APO ADDRESSES: Orders for APO addresses will automatically be shipped via SAL instead of EMS. EMS delivery is unavailable for APO addresses.

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  • Koukichi Murata

    Owner

    Hi, my name is Koukichi and I'm the ninth generation owner of my family's business of selling kimono. I've been in the kimono business for more than 30 years. If you have any questions about kimono, please don't hestitate to ask.

  • Jason

    Customer Service

    Hi, my name is Jason and I handle English-Japanese translation duties, including inquiries, order confirmations, and some product listings.

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
My order was unable to be delivered to the address I provided and now the package is being returned to sender. Can I have a refund?

If you provided the wrong address, were unable to receive the package before it was returned to us, refuse to accept the package due to customs duties, or for any other reason were receive your order except in cases where we made a mistake in writing your address, we will refund you the amount of your order minus shipping and half of the order amount. Before ordering, please make sure that your address is correct and that you will be able to receive the package when it arrives.