Shipping & Returns (Feburary , 2024 )

Shipping & Returns (Feburary , 2024 )


General terms and conditions of use of our online store

  1. Purchasing and using our sales products ( inksticks, inks, etc. ) for any purpose other than its original purpose ( Calligraphy and watercolor painting on paper ) is at your own risk. Whatever happens, WE ICHI inc. AND KOBAIEN ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

  2. All customers are the importer of record in the destination country, you are responsible for: (a) paying for all import fees such as import duties and customs taxes, and (b) ensuring that Products can be lawfully imported, and comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country.

  3. We do not take any responsibility for delivery accidents. Customers are assumed to have understood and agreed to this before placing an order.

  4. Some countries may not be able to be sent the items listed here (especially liquid ink). Please check your country's import rules when ordering. We will also check when we ship, and if we find products that we cannot ship at that time, we will cancel the entire order once we have found them. Please understand this in advance.

  5. If the recipient does not receive the package and it is returned to us, the buyer can either pay the shipping costs again and have the package shipped again from our office in Japan, or cancel the purchase and only receive the order price excluding shipping costs. In either case, we will charge the customer a refund processing fee based on the purchase price. If we are unable to contact the purchaser after six months, the purchase will be deemed cancelled. In such a case, we will refund the order price excluding shipping costs only when we are contacted. Again, we will charge the customer a refund processing fee corresponding to the purchase price.

  6. The products sold on this online store may be of a different colour or shape from that shown in the photographs, depending on the time of year or the size of the product. The customer understands and accepts this before making a purchase. We will not accept any request from the customer to return or request a refund on the grounds that the goods are a different colour or shape to those shown in the photographs.

  7. Shipping weight includes the weight of packing materials.

Shipping

Due to the war of invasion against Ukraine by Russia., some countries are not able to ship products from Japan.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

It may be possible for us to handle this matter on an individual basis.

If your country does not appear in the checkout page as a shipping destination, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We hope that the world will soon be at peace.

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Approximate time from order to shipment.

We employ the least expensive means of preparing shipments in Japan. Therefore, it takes approximately 4-5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) from the time your order is placed to the time it is shipped.


We can send itemss to the following countries and with the following shipping costs.

Every package we ship to you comes with a tracking number. The tracking number will be emailed to you after shipment. 

Customers can check the current status of their packages on the Japan Post website. 

https://www.post.japanpost.jp/index_en.html
All customers are the importer of record in the destination country, you are responsible for: (a) paying for all import fees such as import duties and customs taxes, and (b) ensuring that Products can be lawfully imported, and comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country.
Some countries may not be able to be sent the items listed here (especially liquid ink). Please check your country's import rules when ordering. We will also check when we ship, and if we find products that we cannot ship at that time, we will cancel the entire order once we have found them. Please understand this in advance.
Our shipping methods are;

1) Express Mail Service,  Fastest and Safe. Recommended

EMS, Top priority Mail Service by Air, which is the fastest and registered international mail service. Delivery in  2-3 weeks ( It depends on the postal situation in your area. )  / Tracking / Signature required on delivery / The full value of your order is covered by insurance for damage in case of shipping accidents.( up to 2,000,000JPY) . In this case, "shipping accidents" are those certified as "shipping accidents" by the local post office in your country.
https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/ems/index_en.html )

2) Registered Standard Air Mail 

Delivery in  3-4 weeks ( It depends on the postal situation in your area. )   / Tracking number, Slower than Express Mail Service, Compensation for damage in case of shipping accidents up to 6,000 JPY( about 30 USD . In this case, "shipping accidents" are those certified as "shipping accidents" by the local post office in your country.

    

We do not take any responsibility for any delivery accidents in any shipping methods. Customers are assumed to have understood and agreed to this before placing an order.

If your country is not on this list, please let us know. We will work with you to solve the problem.

g: gram

¥: Japanese Yen


 Japan Domestic

Flat rate ¥700


Taiwan ( 台灣 ) ,South Korea, Mainland China ( 中華人民共和国 ) 

EMS ( Express Mail Service )

Delivery time will be about within 1-2 weeks from the time of order. For more details:


0 g - 500g ¥2,150
501g–600g ¥2,300
601g–700g ¥2,450
701g–800g ¥2,600
801g–900g ¥2,750
901g–1,000g ¥2,900
1,001 g - 1,250 g ¥ 3,200
1,251 g - 1,500 g ¥ 3,500
1521 g - 1,750 g ¥ 3,800
1,751 g - 2,000 g ¥ 4,100
2,001 g - 2,500 g ¥ 4,800
2,501 g - 3,000 g ¥ 5,100

Registered Standard Air Mail 

Delivery time will be about within 3 weeks from the time of order. For more details

0 g - 100g ¥1,510
101g–200g ¥1,610
201g–300g ¥1,710
301g–400g ¥1,810
401g–500g ¥1,910
501g–600g ¥2,010
601g–700g ¥2,110
701g–800g ¥2,210
801g–900g ¥2,310
901g–1,000g ¥2,410
1,001 g - 1,100 g ¥ 2,510
1,101 g - 1,200 g ¥ 2,610
1,201 g - 1,300 g ¥ 2,710
1,301 g - 1,400 g ¥ 2,810
1,401 g - 1,500 g ¥ 2,910
1,501 g - 1,600 g ¥ 3,010
1,601 g - 1,700 g ¥ 3,110
1,701 g - 1,800 g ¥ 3,210
1,801 g - 1,900 g ¥ 3,310
1,901 g - 2,000 g ¥ 3,410

Indonesia, Philippines, India, Thai, Vietnam,  Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong ( 香港 ), Makau ( 澳門 )

EMS ( Express Mail Service )

Delivery time will be about within 1-2 weeks from the time of order. For more details:

0 g - 500g ¥2,600
501g–600g ¥2,850
601g–700g ¥3,100
701g–800g ¥3,350
801g–900g ¥3,600
901g–1,000g ¥3,850
1,001 g - 1,250 g ¥ 4,200
1,251 g - 1,500 g ¥ 4,550
1521 g - 1,750 g ¥ 4,900
1,751 g - 2,000 g ¥ 5,250
2,001 g - 2,500 g ¥ 5,850
2,501 g - 3,000 g ¥ 6,450

Registered Standard Air Mail 

Delivery time will be about within 3-4 weeks from the time of order. For more details

0 g - 100g ¥1,540
101g–200g ¥1,660
201g–300g ¥1,780
301g–400g ¥1,900
401g–500g ¥2,020
501g–600g ¥2,140
601g–700g ¥2,260
701g–800g ¥2,380
801g–900g ¥2,500
901g–1,000g ¥2,620
1,001 g - 1,100 g ¥ 2,740
1,101 g - 1,200 g ¥ 2,860
1,201 g - 1,300 g ¥ 2,980
1,301 g - 1,400 g ¥ 3,100
1,401 g - 1,500 g ¥ 3,220
1,501 g - 1,600 g ¥ 3,340
1,601 g - 1,700 g ¥ 3,460
1,701 g - 1,800 g ¥ 3,580
1,801 g - 1,900 g ¥ 3,700
1,901 g - 2,000 g ¥ 3,820


USA

EMS ( Express Mail Service )

Delivery time will be about within 1-2 weeks from the time of order. For more details:

0 g - 500g ¥4,600
501g–600g ¥4,880
601g–700g ¥5,160
701g–800g ¥5,440
801g–900g ¥5,720
901g–1,000g ¥6,000
1,001 g - 1,250 g ¥ 6,690
1,251 g - 1,500 g ¥ 7,300
1521 g - 1,750 g ¥ 7,990
1,751 g - 2,000 g ¥ 8,600
2,001 g - 2,500 g ¥ 9,800
2,501 g - 3,000 g ¥ 11,000

Registered Standard Air Mail 

Delivery time will be about within 2-3 weeks from the time of order. For more details

0 g - 100g ¥1,990
101g–200g ¥2,200
201g–300g ¥2,410
301g–400g ¥2,620
401g–500g ¥2,830
501g–600g ¥3,040
601g–700g ¥3,250
701g–800g ¥3,460
801g–900g ¥3,670
901g–1,000g ¥3,880
1,001 g - 1,100 g ¥ 4,090
1,101 g - 1,200 g ¥ 4,300
1,201 g - 1,300 g ¥ 4,510
1,301 g - 1,400 g ¥ 4,720
1,401 g - 1,500 g ¥ 4,930
1,501 g - 1,600 g ¥ 5,140
1,601 g - 1,700 g ¥ 5,350
1,701 g - 1,800 g ¥ 5,560
1,801 g - 1,900 g ¥ 5,770
1,901 g - 2,000 g ¥ 5,980


Europe, Middle East, Canada, South America

UK, Netherlands, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Lithuania, Turkey, France, Liechtenstein, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Finland, Canada, Monaco, Austria, Checo, Israel( Not deliverable to GAZA(Zip code: P840-P899), KHAN YUNIS(P930-P969), NORTH GAZA(P800-P839), RAFAH(P970-P999)), Argentina, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand

EMS ( Express Mail Service )

Delivery time will be about within 1-2 weeks from the time of order. For more details:

0 g - 500g ¥3,850
501g–600g ¥4,100
601g–700g ¥4,350
701g–800g ¥4,600
801g–900g ¥4,850
901g–1,000g ¥5,100
1,001 g - 1,250 g ¥ 5,700
1,251 g - 1,500 g ¥ 6,250
1521 g - 1,750 g ¥ 6,850
1,751 g - 2,000 g ¥ 7,400
2,001 g - 2,500 g ¥ 8,450
2,501 g - 3,000 g ¥ 9,500

Registered Standard Air Mail 

Delivery time will be about within 2-3 weeks from the time of order. For more details

0 g - 100g ¥1,670
101g–200g ¥1,850
201g–300g ¥2,410
301g–400g ¥2,030
401g–500g ¥2,210
501g–600g ¥2,390
601g–700g ¥2,750
701g–800g ¥2,930
801g–900g ¥3,110
901g–1,000g ¥3,290
1,001 g - 1,100 g ¥ 3,470
1,101 g - 1,200 g ¥ 3,650
1,201 g - 1,300 g ¥ 3,830
1,301 g - 1,400 g ¥ 4,010
1,401 g - 1,500 g ¥ 4,190
1,501 g - 1,600 g ¥ 4,370
1,601 g - 1,700 g ¥ 4,550
1,701 g - 1,800 g ¥ 4,730
1,801 g - 1,900 g ¥ 4,910
1,901 g - 2,000 g ¥ 5,090


Africa

South Africa, Egypt

EMS ( Express Mail Service )

Delivery time will be about within 2-3 weeks from the time of order. For more details:

0 g - 500g ¥4,300
501g–600g ¥4,600
601g–700g ¥4,900
701g–800g ¥5,200
801g–900g ¥5,500
901g–1,000g ¥5,800
1,001 g - 1,250 g ¥ 6,550
1,251 g - 1,500 g ¥ 7,300
1501 g - 1,750 g ¥ 8,050
1,751 g - 2,000 g ¥ 8,800
2,001 g - 2,500 g ¥ 10,300
2,501 g - 3,000 g ¥ 11,800

Registered Standard Air Mail 

Delivery time will be about within 3-4 weeks from the time of order. For more details

0 g - 100g ¥1,710
101g–200g ¥1,970
201g–300g ¥2,230
301g–400g ¥2,490
401g–500g ¥2,750
501g–600g ¥3,010
601g–700g ¥3,270
701g–800g ¥3,530
801g–900g ¥3,790
901g–1,000g ¥4,050
1,001 g - 1,100 g ¥ 4,310
1,101 g - 1,200 g ¥ 4,570
1,201 g - 1,300 g ¥ 4,830
1,301 g - 1,400 g ¥ 5,090
1,401 g - 1,500 g ¥ 5,350
1,501 g - 1,600 g ¥ 5,610
1,601 g - 1,700 g ¥ 5,870
1,701 g - 1,800 g ¥ 6,130
1,801 g - 1,900 g ¥ 6,390
1,901 g - 2,000 g ¥ 6,650


Returns

Only unused and unopened products will be accepted for return. In such cases, the customer is responsible for shipping costs. A return shipping fee of US$10 will be charged. Shipping costs are non-refundable.

To complete your return, please contact us or send us an email - arigato@the-worlds-oldest-inkstick.jp with the subject line “Return” stating the item you would like to return, your order number and reason for making the return.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed via PayPal.