Shipping and payment
In our shop you can choose and purchase any item you like by putting it into shopping cart and placing an order.
Shipping within Japan up to 1000 yen.
Unfortunately, due to the current global pandemic with COVID-19, international shipping to some countries is impossible.
You still can place an order on the website or write me a personal message. I will find out whether it is possible to send a parcel from Japan to your country, after that I will contact you again and we will decide about the method of delivery and payment.
Delivery options are EMS (Express Mail Service), Japanese Airmail or Economy Airmail (SAL).
I am not responsible for any loss, theft or damage of a parcel during postal delivery.
If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please let me know within a week. I accept returns with full compensation of the product's price. The shipping costs are not compensated.
Why does wood fired tends to be more expensive?
Wood firing is one of the ancient methods of firing ceramics, and it's still popular today, especially in Japan. During this firing process, products acquire a unique texture and color. One of its main features is the variety of glaze effects even on the surface of one piece. Wood firing itself is a rather expensive and complicated process. We rent a large wood firing kiln in another town for about a week. During the first day, we are loading the kiln and preparing it for the firing. Then for 3 days we are constantly maintaining the required temperature, tossing firewood. The kiln cools down for another 4 days, and after that we spend one more day unloading it and then transport the finished pots back to Tokyo. There is always some amount of damaged pieces. So, yes, it takes a lot of time and money and it is a hard work, but for me these ginger-golden guys which come from the fire are the best reward.
Is it wood fired ware food safe?
Yes. It is fired at high temperature and all the surfaces contacting with food are coated with food safe glaze. However, glazed surface can be uneven or rough, so metal forks and spoons might produce a rattling sound touching it. For the same reason wood fired pots are more difficult to wash. Therefore, the best usage is a beautiful serving of fruits, cookies, sandwiches, sushi and everything for what you don't need metal cutlery.
Are there any special recommendations for using ceramics fired in a gas (or electric) kiln?
This tableware is more convenient for daily use and easier to wash. It is fired at 1250°C and coated with glazes that are food safe.