Announcement on Discontinued Brand – eNproduct

The following brand has been discontinued as of today. Although they still appear in our line sheet dated Feb. 15, 2021, and EXCEL Order Form dated Feb. 26, 2021, we are no longer accepting orders on this brand.

eNproduct

Thank you for your understanding.

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Announcement on Discontinued Items – DAIYO

The following items have been discontinued as of today. Although they still appear in our line sheet dated Feb. 15, 2021 and EXCEL Order Form dated Feb. 26, 2021, we are no longer accepting orders on these product codes.

DAIYO Taper Candle Holders S
DAIY-072
(Beech)
DAIY-073 (Walnut)

DAIYO Taper Candle Holder Attachment for Japanese Candles
DAIY-082

Thank you for your understanding.

The IFJ Team
Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

Scheduled Update on Line Sheet as of Feb. 15, 2021

As the current line sheet expires on Feb. 14, 2021, we will update it as of Feb. 15, 2021.

The updated line sheet will be available for access in the usual dropbox folder (we will send the bit.ly link to the folder to our customers anew) on the same day hopefully in this week (the week of Feb. 14, 2021).

We will issue invoices based on the current pricing for the orders received by 23:59, Feb. 14, 2021 (JST).

As for the orders received after 0:00, Feb. 15, 2021 (JST), the new pricing will be applied.

Highlights of New Line Sheet

New items from the following makers will be added:

FUTAGAMI (wall clocks)
MATUREWARE (wall hooks & knobs)
JICON (noodle bowls)
KIYO (new, all-zirconia cutlery brand)
KITO (butter cases & brunch boards)
KAMAWANU (new patterns as well as discontinued ones in TENUGUI, FUROSHIKI, & pocket squares)
TOKYO KODO (mimosa incense refill)
KOZO (body brushes) Postponed until the end of March

TOKYO KODO‘s New MIMOSA Incense formulated by Chikako
KITO‘s New Butter Case and Brunch Board designed by OJI Masanori

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

An Instagram Live Introducing New Items 2021 Designed by Masanori OJI

The designer, Masanori OJI will introduce his new items 2021 to the overseas followers.
The live will be bilingual (English / Japanese) supported by Takuya MATSUO, Founder of IFJ Tradings.

Mark your calendar!

https://www.instagram.com/oji_masanori/

GMT/WET: 20:00 Oct. 24th (Sat.)
EDT: 16:00 Oct. 24th (Sat.) 
PDT: 13:00 Oct. 24th (Sat.)


JST: 5:00 Oct. 25th (Sun.)

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

Deadlines for Holiday Season Orders 2020

[ CATEGORY 1 ]

For the following brands, the lead-time is approx. 2-3 weeks after payment unless ordered quantities are exceptionally large.  If out of stock, the production lead-time is approx. 1 month.

AIZAWA Woodworks (KITO)
conte Kitchen Wares
DAIYO Candles
FUTAGAMI Brass Wares **
KAMAWANU TENUGUIs & FUROSHIKIs
mizu-mizu Porcelain
SOJIRUSHI Brooms & Dustpans
TAKADA TAWASHI Brushes & Brooms
TAKAZAWA CANDLE
to-mo-ni Woodworks
TOKYO KODO Interior Aroma Incenses
TSUDOI Porcelain
Yamasaki Design Works Stationeries

** Limited to specific items; please ask our sales person for details.

In order for you to receive the above CATEGORY 1 products by mid-November, you need to place an order by early October followed by prompt payment.


[ CATEGORY 2 ]

For the following brands, the lead-time is approx. 1- 1.5 months after payment. 

MATUREWARE Architectural Fixtures
JICON Porcelain
SUSUMUYA Tea Wares
HAYASHI KOUGEI Washi-paper Lanterns, etc.
hairu Ratan Baskets
NANIGASHI Camera Gears & Homewares
akarino-tane Woodworks
IBAZEN Furniture
FUQUGI Woodworks

In order for you to receive the above CATEGORY 2 products by mid-November, you need to place an order by the end of NEXT WEEK (the week of Sept. 13th) followed by prompt payment.

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

TOKYO KODO’s New Aroma Incenses – Seasonal Series
TAKAZAWA CANDLE NANAO Sumac Wax Candles
DAIYO Rice Bran Block Candles
FUTAGAMI IHADA Brass Wares

Planned, Cyclical Update on Our Line Sheet Effective Today

As the line sheet has been expiring as of the end of June, we’ve finally spared some time to make the planned, cyclical update on our line sheet. Sorry for the inconvenience which might have been caused by our delay. In relation to this update, we have also revised our terms and conditions.

Please obtain the new trading information from the link button provided in our recent email news sent to all of our customers.

Some Highlights in The Line Sheet:

  • New patterns of KAMAWANU FUROSHIKI and new FUROSHIKI Clips which can turn a FUROSHIKI into a shopping bag were added.
  • Bamboo-handled TAKADA items were discontinued (KOZO-031 & 048).
  • New TAKADA Beech-handled items and more were added.
  • New MATUREWARE Nameplates and Outlet Blank Plates were added.
  • New FUTAGAMI Pendant Lamps Cone Long were added.
  • DAIYO Ceramic Candle Holders MAME were discontinued (DAIY-043 & 044).
  • New DAIYO Taper Candle Holder Attachment for Japanese Candles was added.
  • All SUMU Cutleries were discontinued. The Zirconia brand, ZIKICO, will come back with a premium, higher-end brand.
  • All TERRA items were discontinued.

The discontinued items were already removed from our website, whereas new items will be added in the next couple of weeks.

New FUTAGAMI Pendant Lamp Cone Long KURO-MURA
(Also available in the IHADA – crude casting surface – finish)

Some Highlights in The Terms and Conditions:

  • The section for the statement of origin was updated. Not just limited to EU, we now provide the statement of origin issuance service for a wider range of countries and areas including Australia.
  • The section for the production lead-time was updated. We are now capable of shipping more items from a wider range of makers in a shorter lead-times.

The above changes are effective as of today, July 29, 2020. Thank you for your attention and understanding.

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

Changes in Our Regular Shipping Method Due to The COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the logistical systems in Japan and worldwide are increasingly slowing down at this moment, and our regular shipping method, Japan Post’s EMS prepaid, is no longer operational.

We have been observing a number of cases in which once-shipped packages via EMS are returned to our logistics center in Yamanashi or seem to be queueing up quite a long time somewhere in Tokyo, etc.

In response to this situation, we have decided to swiftly change our regular shipping method to FedEx International Priority prepaid; our terms and conditions and EXCEL Order Form have been updated accordingly. The new terms and conditions and EXCEL Order Form are available in the dropbox link as always. Please ask our sales and marketing team if you would like to receive the dropbox link anew.

Although:

1) FedEx International Economy is suspended by FedEx at this moment,
2) an additional fuel surcharge and a peak special handling fee per shipment in response to the increased demands and reduced flights are applied by FedEx,

we now have a contract with FedEx for volume discounts based on the number of our annual shipments. And, the rates are comparable to EMS in many cases. Smaller packages may be a bit more costly, but larger/heavier packages are pretty reasonable, we would say.

For those “undelivered” packages which have been shipped in March/April via EMS, we will try to re-ship them via FedEx International Priority as soon as they are returned safely to our logistics center in Yamanashi. But, please understand that we may have to invoice you for the difference between the already-paid shipping and handling fees based on EMS and the new fees based on FedEx International Priority.

Also, we are now running a choose-COLLECT-shipment promotion:

For customers who trade with us for the first time and choose COLLECT shipping as their regular shipping method thereafter, we give a JPY3,000 * credit code (or an equivalent amount in USD or EUR). This credit may be used for the next purchase order upon request within the specified expiry date. (* Calculated based on our internal exchange rates we set at the beginning of each month, taking up-to-date fluctuations in the money market into account.)

Lastly, please note that our Incoterms is EX-W, YAMANASHI, JAPAN. Damage(s) and/or loss(es) of the package(s) are not covered by the shipping and handling fees you are paying. 

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Good Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

Major Update on Our Line Sheets and Amendments in Our Terms and Conditions

As the world is now facing much difficulties, we, the IFJ Tradings team, too are trying our best to stay operational for the good of our customers and end-users all over the world.

In this effort, we would like to announce an update on our line sheets as of today, April 1, 2020 (JST).

As indicated in the first page of our line sheets which you may have at hand, the previous pricing expired as of March 31, 2020 (JST).

Also, we are introducing a series of new items into the new line sheets. These new items will be showcased in this catalog site shortly. You may check the previews of the new items in here.

The new pricing will be applied for all purchase orders received starting from today, April 1, 2020 (JST).

The new line sheets are available in the dropbox link we provide to our customers. The EXCEL Order Form has also been updated accordingly.

Additionally, we have amended our terms and conditions. Among the amendments at this time is the list of makers with approx. 2-week lead-time (please refer to the section 8. Production Lead-time in the terms and conditions):

conte
DAIYO
Candle
FUTAGAMI **
KAMAWANU TENUGUIs
mizu-mizu
TAKADA
TAWASHI Brushes and Brooms
TAKAZAWA CANDLE
to-mo-ni
TOKYO KODO
Interior Aroma Incenses
TSUDOI
Yamasaki Design Works
ZIKICO
Zirconia Cutlery

As you can see in the above list, the major portion of our products are now deliverable in much shorter lead-times!

Thank you for your attention to and understanding on the above matters.

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Better Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

Spring 2020 New Product Launches

During these difficult times for everyone in the world, we at IFJ Tradings too are trying our best to stay operational to continue to serve our world community of the industrial crafts makers, buyers, and users.

We sincerely wish for our customers and their families to stay safe at home and to continue to practice what we, the likeminded folks in the world community of the industrial crafts, together can still do to keep the business going. In this endeavor, we would like to introduce a series of new products for building better living.

We will showcase these new products in this catalog site shortly. The new line sheet which will become available as of April 1st will include these new items as well. Please ask our sales and marketing team for further details.

KITO Wooden Trays and Plates designed by OJI Masanori

MATUREWARE Pipe Brackets Small (Top) & Large (Bottom)
MATUREWARE Pipe Brackets Large for 2 Toilet Rolls
MATUREWARE Flat Hinge
MATUREWARE French Hinge

JICON Chrysanthemum Plates with Colored Gazes

Arts & Crafts Series Interior Aroma Incense with Art-piece Sliver Incense Holder – BABY ANGELE

Maker & Brand: SUSUMUYA
Product: DOBIN [ Earthenware Teapot ] Small
Designer: OJI Masanori

SUSUMUYA DOBIN [ Earthenware Teapot ] Small (Left) designed by OJI Masanori

Pioneering Sources of Diversity for Better Living

The IFJ Tradings Team

Amendments in Our Terms and Conditions

As of February 11, 2020, we have made the following amendments in our Terms and Conditions:

  1. Credit for Choosing TransferWise As Payment Method Thereafter
  2. Calculating Shipping & Handling Fees in Multiple Shipments Automatically Based on Lead-times When Shipping via EMS
  3. Arranging A Single Shipment As A Default for Shipping COLLECT

(Details)

1. Credit for Choosing TransferWise As Payment Method Thereafter

For customers who trade with us for the first time and choose TransferWise as their regular payment method thereafter, we give a JPY3,000 * credit (or an equivalent amount in USD or EUR) in the corresponding, first invoice.

*Calculated based on our internal exchange rates we set at the beginning of each month, taking up-to-date fluctuations in the money market into account.

2. Calculating Shipping & Handling Fees in Multiple Shipments Automatically Based on Lead-times When Shipping via EMS

For shipping via EMS, if the lead-times of different makers are far apart, we automatically calculate shipping and handling fees in MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS, that is to ship the goods of the makers of shorter lead-times first and then those of longer lead-times later.

3. Arranging A Single Shipment As A Default for Shipping COLLECT

For shipping COLLECT, even if the lead-times of different makers are far apart, we assume a SINGLE SHIPMENT, that is to ship the goods of all the makers at once regardless of their lead-times when every item in the purchase order is ready for shipping. This may not apply when there are goods of the makers with exceptionally longer lead-times in the purchase order. Or, the customer can give us a specific instruction as to the timing of shipments UPON ORDERING. Please note that, when such instruction is notified at later times, we may not be able to comply with them.

For a copy of the latest Terms and Conditions, please contact our sales and marketing team:

hello@fourdesign.co.jp