Up for sale is this "Kanzashi - Vintage Japanese women's hairpin coral ornament #3499" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- length: approx. 19cm (7 31/64in)
- weight: 25g
When the nation entered the Edo Period, shimada-mage, katsuyama-mage, and other intricate hairstyles began to emerge. Along with the surging popularity of mage (up style), kanzashi (ornamental hairpin) has come under the spotlight. Since the mid-Edo Period, women’s hairstyle has become increasingly complex and extravagant, and hairpins also developed in line with the trend. With many different shapes with different decoration styles, such as lacquer, gold lacquer, mother-of-pearl inlay, ivory inlay, openwork, etc. and with a variety of materials, such as ivory, tortoise shell, horse hoof, gold, silver, etc., kanzashi has earned the status of women’s essential item. In the 1700s, hairpins with earpicks attached at the end were introduced to the population. The addition of earpicks is said to have been a countermeasure against the government’s restriction on excessive luxuries. As kanzashi’s loyal fans were yujo (prostitutes), who were the fashion leaders of the time, they improvised even fancier styles where three or four earpicks are sticking out on each side of their buns.
Recently, we’ve been having trouble with UK postal services. There have been frequent occurrences of packages being returned without notice.
I contacted the post office and they explained that even though they give notices to customers, the customers don’t come to pick up their package. However, it seems they don’t contact customers or leave a calling card practically since many of them have complained about never receiving a package or even a notice from the post office to me.
Additionally, in the past, the post office would keep packages for 2 weeks before sending them back but now, they only keep them for 1 week.
In order to solve this issue, UK residents will be sent an email notifying them that their package has arrived at the post office. If the package hasn’t arrived on time, UK residents should contact their local post office for more information.
Our products are mostly secondhand goods. We sell them in the same condition in which they were purchased, so please be sure to wash them thoroughly before actually using them.
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+ Free shipping on all items. ※exclude South America and Africa
+ 5% combined shipping discount - If you buy two or more items, we will send you an rebate via PayPal.
+ We will via EMS (with a tracking number and insurance) and mark the package as a personal-use gift.
+ We only ship it to countries that accept EMS and addresses that PayPal accepts.
+ We will ship within 3 business days. Shipping time is usually around 2 weeks.
+ France - Please inform us of your digicode or phone number when you buy it.
+ South America and Africa - Sorry, but an extra shipping cost is required. Please contact us before make your payment.
+ We usually use corrugated cardboard box and Bubble Wrap for safe package.
We will write the sales price on an invoice unless you contact us. Please let us know if you have any requests.
If items lost or broken
Please understand that delay, return, damage or loss due to customs or post office handling is not under our control.
EMS is insured, the price on an invoice equals the amount of coverage.
We accept returned items only if you contact us within 30 days after you receive the items. Return-shipping costs are the buyer’s responsibility. When the items arrive at our office, we will refund you ASAP after checking the item's condition. 20% restocking fee may apply.
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Our apologies, if the custom tax is necessary in your country, it will be your payment. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Tax and customs charges are normally collected by the delivery company or paid when you pick the item up. Please don't confuse these charges for additional shipping charges.
Please be sure to view photographs carefully in order to avoid errors. Many of the items we sell are vintage so please understand that they will not all be in perfect condition. Our goal is for your buying experience to be a pleasure. If there are any problems, please email us before leaving feedback as anything can be resolved with communication.
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All prices are in JPY