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Shirayuki Towel {Chrysanthemum Diamonds}

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$ 5.50 USD

Details

The beautiful Yuzen-dyed Shirayuki Towels come from Nara, an ancient capital city of Japan near Kyoto, and they are made of 8 layers of a fabric that was once woven into mosquito nets called "kaya". These cloths are very soft, durable and absorbent and are perfect for using as dish cloths and wash/hand towels. Over time, the cloths become really soft and supple, and eventually they make great rags. The starch needs to be washed off before the first use.

About the material:
Kaya is a woven fabric made with cotton, linen and rayon. Shirayuki towels are made with cotton and rayon. Rayon is a recycled fiber made from plant based material - wood pulp. It's more absorbent than cotton and linen and it is suited for use in kitchen. 

Unlike synthetic fibers made from petroleum, rayon fibers degrade and return to soil faster than cotton. 

Each towel is coated with starch, which is made from potato grown in Kagoshima prefecture. It can be washed off with warm water before the first use.


Measurements: 30cm x 40cm (11.81" x 15.74")
Material: Cotton / Rayon
Made in Japan

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All orders are shipped from Japan using Japan Post mail services or Yamato Transport/UPS. You may select your preferred way of shipping - you will see the shipping options with cost and time estimate upon checkout or at shipping calculator which appears at the bottom of the cart page. (*Temporarily we are unable to ship to certain countries as international mail services are suspended due to COVID-19.)

See here for the full information on shipping.

Shipping cost is determined by weight or the size of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select. You will see the available options for your chosen items at checkout.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase if all items are in stock.

 

SHIPPING TO UNITED STATES

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 5-8 Business Days / Starts from $28
EMS (Japan Post/USPS): 1-2 Weeks, Starts from $24
Standard Airmail (Japan Post/USPS): 2-3 Weeks. *This option does not have insurance or tracking.

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist. We may change the shipping method accordingly.

 

SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA

Currently EMS and Registered Mail services with Japan Post are suspended due to COVID-19 so we are temporarily shipping with either of the following options:

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 1-2 weeks / Starts from $28
Standard Airmail (Japan Post/Australia Post): Starts from $6 *No tracking or insurance.

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist.

 

SHIPPING TO CANADA

Since November 2020, postal services with tracking are suspended until further notice. We can ship using Standard Airmail shipping but this does not have tracking or insurance and we don't guarantee delivery.

SHIPPING TO EUROPE*

Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $22

*As of July 1st 2021, customers in EU will be charged VAT when shopping online and importing goods from outside of EU. This is responsible of customers' when receiving orders from Uguisu above €22 including gift orders.
If you refuse to pay this and parcel is returned to us, we can only refund the amount for the merchandise total and shipping and gift wrapping are non-refundable.

Returns Policy

We will only provide a refund in the event of damaged or defective items that we cannot replace. If you wish to return or exchange an item you must first contact us within 7 days of arrival by email at hello [at] uguisustore.com

Pre-ordered or Backordered items can not be returned.

We will not be able to accept return or exchange of items if contacted after 7 days of arrival, so please make sure to open the package and check the contents as soon as the package arrives.

All customers are responsible for shipping costs as well as duties on all returned items. We can not refund shipping if the package has already been shipped.

When the package for your order gets returned to us after no re-delivery is arranged when you needed to, we can resend you the package but you will need to pay for the postage again. If you choose to cancel the items, we can refund the amount for the purchased items but not the postage as it has already been shipped and is totally non-refundable.