Deadline for Holiday Season Orders 2021

As the holiday season 2021 is approaching, we would like to remind you of our order deadline.

We highly recommend that you place a holiday order by September 15, 2021.

As many of our products have a lead time of 1 – 1.5 months after payment, the shipments for the orders received by the above date are scheduled to take place around the beginning of November.

It is highly likely that orders received after September 15th won’t make it before a marketing event like Black Friday.

So, hurry!

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Discontinued and Soon-to-be-discontinued Items in FUTAGAMI

We regret to inform you that the following FUTAGAMI items have been discontinued or will soon be discontinued.

Discontinued

All pendant lamps (shade & cup)
FUTA-016 Brass IHADA Knife Stand

Soon-to-be-discontinued

FUTA-038 Brass Tool Holder Large (Current stock: 0 12 pcs.)
FUTA-039 Brass Tool Holder Small (Current stock: 0 1 pc.)
FUTA-040 Chopping Board Holder (Current stock: 0 4 pcs.)

The above three items have also been discontinued as of September 10th as the stocks ran out.

Please kindly understand that these three items will be discontinued as soon as our current stocks run out.

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Price Change and Discontinued Items in FUTAGAMI and MATUREWARE

This is to announce that we will raise the pricing of all the FUTAGAMI and MATUREWARE items by September 2021. This rise is scheduled to be by but not limited to 10% approximately.

This is due to the continued substantial rise in the price of copper in the past years. (Please note that brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.)

We will continue to apply the current pricing to the orders we receive until August 24, 2021 (JST), followed by remittance by August 30, 2021 (JST).

The new pricing will be applied to orders we receive after August 25, 2021 (JST).

Please be advised that the above schedules will be strictly applied for providing a smooth transition from the current pricing to the new pricing in our computer systems.

We regret to inform you that we also have items to be discontinued from these two brands as of August 31, 2021 (JST). We will no longer be taking orders on these items from September 1, 2021 (JST).

FUTAGAMI

  • IHADA Tray Square – FUTA-041
  • IHADA Tray Round – FUTA-042
  • KURO-MURA IHADA Tray Square – FUTA-062
  • KURO-MURA IHADA Tray Round – FUTA-063

MATUREWARE

  • Latch Corner Long AD-CL
  • Latch Corner Short AD-CS
  • Latch Flat Long AD-FL
  • Latch Flat Short AD-FS

Thank you so much for being so understanding on the above matters, and we look forward to continuing to serve you as your best source for Japanese industrial handicrafts of medium-scale production.

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

An Important Update in Our Terms and Conditions

We have amended our terms and conditions as of today. The change is associated with the shipping option via YU PACK prepaid to a domestic location within Japan:

A consumption tax of 10% will be added to the invoice if the shipping address is located within Japan unless the location is a bonded warehouse.

The updated terms and conditions can be found in the usual dropbox link we provide to our customers.

We, as an exporter, will continue to be lawful and compatible with both the local and international rules and regulations and appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Better Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

Office Closure Dates for the “OBON” Summer Holidays 2021

We would like to inform you that we at IFJ Tradings and our makers will be closed on the following dates for the “OBON” summer holidays this year:

August 7, 2021 (Sat.) – August 15, 2021 (Sun.)

Please note that 9 days will be added to the production/shipping preparation lead times as all of our makers and our TOKYO and YAMANASHI offices are closed for the above dates.

Please note that any orders or inquires received after August 6, 2021 (Fri.) will be responded to after August 16, 2021 (Mon.).

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Announcement on New and Discontinued Items – KAMAWANU

We are pleased to inform you that the following KAMAWANU items are newly added to our lines, and we have updated the line sheet and EXCEL Order Form accordingly:

TENUGUIs
6064287 TENUGUI KOMON Modern TOKYO-PUZZLE Camouflage Blue
6064294 TENUGUI KOMON Modern TOKYO-PUZZLE Camouflage Green
6064300 TENUGUI KOMON Modern Scramble Crossing
6098015 TENUGUI KOMON Traditional KAWARI-SHIPPOH Tresures Blue

Pocket Squares
4006195 Pocket Square BARA SHIPPOH Tresures Pink
4012288 Pocket Square BARA Rose
4004054 Pocket Square SAKURA

Scarves
6071667 Scarf YUKATA KASURI-SHIPPOH Tresures Gray
6071650 Scarf YUKATA KASURI-SHIPPOH Tresures Pink
6071643 Scarf YUKATA KASURI-SHIPPOH Tresures Lime

At the same time, the following patterns have been discontinued:

TENUGUIs
6086227 TENUGUI KOMON Traditional KAGOME Hexagons Blue
6086302 TENUGUI KOMON Traditional BISHAMON-KIKKOH Hexagons
6109889 TENUGUI KOMON Traditional HANA-KIKKOH Hexagons Pink
6119512 TENUGUI KOMON Modern KOHSHINRYOH Spices

Framed TENUGUIs *
F6011304 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery KOU-HAKU-BAI Plum Trees
F6108509 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery SHOHBU Iris
F6302709 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery KATSUO Bonito
F6340084 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery TSUKI-MI Full Moon
F6340152 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery HOTARU Fireflies
F6340237 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery MIKAN-NO-KI Mandarin Orange Tree
F6340244 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery YUKI-TSUBAKI Camelia
F6351530 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery SAKURA
F6352711 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery AJISAI USU-BENI Hydrangea
F6352865 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery AKI-NO-KOE Autumn Voice
F6609433 Framed TENUGUI Japanese Scenery OI-MATSU BOKASHI Pine Trees
(* We no longer carry this product group entirely: Framed TENUGUIs)

Pocket Squares
4032057 Pocket Square KARAKUSA Arabesque Red
4021419 Pocket Square ICHIMATSU Check Red
4032071 Pocket Square HANA-KIKKOH Hexagons Pink

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Announcement on New Items – TOKYO KODO

We are pleased to inform you that the following TOKYO KODO items are added, and we have updated the line sheet and EXCEL Order Form accordingly:

TOKY-031 First Collection MIMOSA (65 pc-pack)
TOKY-032 White Stone Incense Holder

TOKY-031 is an addition to the MIMOSA line whose refill (50-pc pack) was introduced prior.

TOKY-032 is the first stand-alone incense holder from the brand.

Please enjoy our new family members!

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Announcement on Items Resumed – TAKADA

We are pleased to inform you that the following TAKDA items are now resumed, and we have updated the line sheet and EXCEL Order Form accordingly:

KOZO Handy Broom with Japanese Cypress Handle
KOZO-174

KOZO Natural Wood Dustpan S
KOZO-050

On April 12, 2021, we announced that they had been discontinued. It was actually due to raw material shortages, but we, together with the maker, made an effort to put it back into production.

We are happy to supply these two items back again as they have been pretty popular as they can be stored together like in this picture.

Thank you for your patronage of this brand.

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Announcement on New Items – DAIYO

We are pleased to inform you that we have added the following candle accessories designed by YAMAZAKI Yoshiki to our DAIYO line:

DAIY-083 DAIYO Brass Candle Stand 24 Circle
DAIY-084 DAIYO Brass Candle Stand 24 Square

DAIY-085 DAIYO Wick Trimmer

DAIY-086 DAIYO Brass Snuffer

DAIY-087 DAIYO Brass Candle Stand [TSUCHI-ITA] Hammered Plate Circle
DAIY-088 DAIYO Brass Candle Stand [TSUCHI-ITA] Hammered Plate Square

As the production volumes for these items are limited, we have decided not to market them as our regular items for the time being. Therefore, these new accessories are included in neither our line sheet nor the EXCEL Order Form.

Instead, we will be holding order-taking events several times a year and fulfill such orders all at once separately from our regular order-taking routines. The first occasion is scheduled to take place at the beginning of August 2021 as follows:

Handmade-to-order orders will be taken using the google forms starting from August 3, 2021, until August 13, 2021. We have a limited supply volume (50 pieces) per product code and will fulfill the orders on a first-come-first-served basis. Once ordered volumes reach our supply volumes, we will stop taking orders even before the deadline.

The orders taken will be delivered alone, separate from all your regular orders within October 2021. We cannot combine these handmade-to-order orders and your regular orders into one shipment.

We will send out a promotional email with a link to the order form to relevant customers shortly.

We look forward to delivering these gorgeous candle accessories from DAIYO to those who appreciate the quality and ecosystem of our rare Japanese handmade products.

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Announcement on New Items – JICON

The following items have been added to our line of JICON recently, and we have updated the line sheet and EXCEL Order Form accordingly:

JICO-143 JICON Carved Flower Cup and Saucer HANA-KASANE
JICO-144 JICON Carved Flower Cup and Saucer HANA-KASANE FUCHI-SABI
JICO-145 JICON Carved Flower Cup and Saucer HANA-KASANE w/ Colored Glaze NABANA Yellow
JICO-146 JICON Carved Flower Cup and Saucer HANA-KASANE w/ Colored Glaze ASAGI Gray
JICO-147 JICON Carved Flower Cup and Saucer HANA-KASANE w/ Colored Glaze Rusty Brown

JICO-148 JICON Candle Stand S
JICO-149 JICON Candle Stand M
JICO-150 JICON Candle Stand L

We hope you enjoy the new items from JICON!

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living