Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
The ichimatsu checkered octagonal smoking pipe created using the traditional Japanese metalworking technique to create a checkered pattern.
By using a unique Japanese metal called “Shibuichi” (Shibuichi means one fourth in Japanese and refers to the formula of one part silver to three parts copper.) and combining it with silver, the Kiseru has the gorgeous monotone finish.
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Made to Order
Basically, this product is made to order, so it takes about three months from order to delivery. Please note that there may be unavoidable delays in delivery due to material shortages or delays in the production process.