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Shirayuki Towel Yuzen Dyed {Chrysanthemum Diamonds}

Color:  
Blue Green
$ 5.50 USD

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.

 

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

All orders are shipped from Japan using Japan Post mail services or Yamato Transport service. 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 of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase.

 

SHIPPING: UNITED STATES & AUSTRALIA

Currently EMS and Airmail services with Japan Post are suspended since April 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
International Parcel by Sea/Surface: About 2 months (it can take over 3 months to the US) / Starts from $19

*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: CANADA & MEXICO

Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $20

SHIPPING: EUROPE*

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

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.

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

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.