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  • Beginning of the year Special Offer

    10% OFF Judo Kata Buki & Bags! (until January 26th, 2 p.m. JST)

    Beginning of the year Special Offer - 10% OFF Judo Kata Buki & Bags!

    The start of the new year is here, and everyone at KuSakuraShop wishes you a happy and fulfilling year, with many rewarding experiences both on and off the mats!

    We at KuSakuraShop have had a good rest and are now all set to get back on the mats. To kick off the new year in the best possible way, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on Judo Kata Buki & Bags.

    Also, to prepare for the years ahead in the best way, Orders and support operations will be suspended from January 29th to February 4th. The website will stays accessible but you will not be able to checkout. Only emails concerning ongoing orders will be answered, all other inquiries will be put on hold until we reopen. We invite you to consult our website for more details!

    Due to this temporary store closure, the discount will run a little bit shorter than usual and will end on January 26th, at 2 pm Japan time.

    We can't wait to spend 2024 with you! See you very soon on KuSakuraShop!

  • Company wide update and temporary store closure

    Orders and support operation will be suspended from January 29th to February 5th. The website stays accessible but you will not be able to checkout. Only emails concerning ongoing orders will be answered, all other inquiries will be put on hold until we reopen.

    Dear fellow Budoka, dear Friends,

    I trust this missive finds you in good spirits.

    I'm reaching out today to share important news about KuSakuraShop & Seido Co., Ltd. Our store will be temporarily closed from January 29th (Mon) to February 5th (Mon), marking a pivotal update. The underlying reason for this hiatus is nuanced but can be concisely put: it's essential for us to optimize our operational procedures, accounting, and internal organization to address an unexpectedly rapid growth.

    During this brief closure, we will undertake comprehensive measures, including thorough office space cleaning, machinery servicing, computer system purification, and the installation of necessary new equipment.

    For you, there won't be noticeable changes – ongoing orders will proceed as planned, email support will be available, and the storefront will remain accessible and will not suffer significant modifications. However, new orders cannot be placed during this period. Behind the scenes, these changes are vital for significantly improving our ability to manage the growing number of daily orders.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely appreciate your continuous support and trust.

    Best regards,
    Kazuma Hayakawa

  • 2023~2024 New Year's Holidays

    KuSakuraShop will be closed from December 28th to January 4th. The shipping of your orders and customer support will be on hold during this period.

    And here we are, in a blink of an eye, already at the end of 2023.

    Now, it's time to take some rest, our team, partners, artisans, and you all. We hope that 2024 will be a great year for everyone of you, be it on or off the mats.

    Thus, we will be closed from December 28th to January 4th. We will be back on January 5th (Fri).
    You will still be able to order on the website but please note that orders will not be shipped during this period, and our customer support team will take care of your inquiries again from Friday 5th. Thank you for your comprehension and  patience.

    Please note that all our manufacturing workshops and partners will enjoy some holiday and family time, too.
    All orders containing a product (made-to-order, out-of-stock product, etc.) for which the production time includes this holiday period will be delayed by approximately 10 days. (This is already taken into account in the estimated shipping date provided automatically at checkout, no worries.)

    All the KuSakuraShop team wishes you peace and a great holiday!

    We are looking forward to serving you again in 2024!

  • Year-End Special Offer

    10% OFF a product selection!! (until December 27th, 2 p.m. JST)

    Year-End Special Offer - 10% OFF a product selection

    Here we are already at the end of the year! 2023 seems to have passed in the blink of an eye.

    As December is already well underway, this is time for an express "Year-End Special Offer" for the ones who may have missed our Black Friday and Cyber Monday events!

    That's why we are running a special 10% discount on a product selection including Judo, Karate, Kendo & Kyudo equipment!
    We hope you will find something for yourself or for your loved ones!

    This offer will run a little bit shorter than usual and will end on December 27th, at 2 pm Japan time.

    Enjoy the discount, take good care of yourself, and see you very soon on KuSakuraShop!

  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday

    Part I: 10% OFF Judo Equipment (until Nov 25th, 5 p.m. JST) - Part II: 10% OFF everything else (from Nov 25th, 5 p.m. to Nov 28th, 10 a.m. JST)

    Black Friday & Cyber Monday Special Offer

    Part I: 10% OFF Judo Equipment - Part II: 10% OFF other martial arts

    The month of November is already ending, which means it's time for Black Friday!
    As you know, at KuSakuraShop, we want our customers to enjoy our products as they are designed with utmost care and precision. KuSakura's unique savoir-faire is still unparalleled, no matter the martial arts we specialize in.

    So, to reward our long-time customers and welcome the new ones, the entire catalog of KuSakuraShop will be discounted during this Black Friday & Cyber Monday event! And to make it more fun, it will be split into two distinct parts!

    First, we will offer a 10% discount on all our Judo Equipment: Judo Gi, belts, protective equipment, Kata Weapons, bags, and all Judo-related items will be discounted until Saturday, November 25th, at 5 p.m., JST.

    Then, for the second part, we'll switch products, and all the rest of our catalog will also be 10% discounted, be it our Karate, Kendo, Iaido, Kyudo, or Nippon Kempo Equipment.
    KuSakura's reputation has been founded on the top-notch quality of the Judo Gear but you can be reassured that the other martial arts equipment are not left out and KuSakura's pledge to quality has gone beyond the disciplines.
    This second part will end on Tuesday, November 28th at 10 a.m., JST.

    No matter your martial arts, we know that you will find something that will suit you! We hope you will enjoy this event and that you will be able to please yourself and your loved ones.

    See you very soon on KuSakuraShop!

  • Get delivered before '23 Xmas

    Very last chance to be delivered before Christmas: December 14th. Check the visual calendar, or read more details here.

    Christmas is almost here and maybe some of you are already making your gift list before the big day comes. Even though KuSakuraShop provides the fastest service, we cannot perform miracles, and we thought that some of you may need the deadlines for orders to be delivered before December 25th.

    • Custom products (embroidered Belts/Dogi, etc.): Order before November 22nd and you will be delivered before Christmas (some products may have longer production time, please be careful when ordering).
    • In-stock products shipped via FedEx DHL or UPS: the last chance to get items with embroideries/engravings delivered before Christmas is December 14th.
    • We usually deliver in 4 days in Europe and North America. Our entire team will be focused on preparing your orders, and all orders for in-stock items placed on the 14th will ship on the 15th.

    • We'll be open until December 27th, then closed from the 28th to January 4th, for our winter holidays.

    Finally, please understand that our carriers don't employ magical reindeer, and Santa Claus isn't working at customs. Hence, on-time order delivery cannot be guaranteed 100% so please don't wait until the last minute to order!

    Christmas Calendar 2022

  • November Special Offer

    10% OFF our Judo Protective Equipment & Goodies!! (until November 24th, 8.30 a.m. JST)

    10% OFF our Judo Protective Equipment & Goodies

    It's already November! The forests are displaying stunning shades of red and yellow leaves (known as Koyo). There are also numerous illumination events being held throughout the country, providing us with breathtaking views.

    This season is perfect not only for traveling in Japan but also for training and meeting other practitioners on the mats.

    For this special offer, we are running a 10% discount on Judo Protective Equipment & Goodies! We are sure you will find something that will fit your training with, of course, the guarantee of KuSakura quality!

    Please note that this discount will be shorter than usual and will only run until November 24th, at 8.30 am (JST)

    And as you know, November means Black Friday so we are working on something special! Please stay tuned for further details.

    Enjoy the discount, take good care of yourself, and see you very soon on KuSakuraShop!

  • Back to the Dojo Special Offer

    10% OFF our new season essentials selection!! (until October 31st, 2 pm JPT)

    10% OFF our new season essentials selection

    Even if summer finally comes to an end here in Japan, we can still enjoy the last festivals and fireworks while also witnessing the first colorful autumn leaves.

    For anyone who may have taken a break, it's time to return to your regular practice, get back on the mats (and get some sore muscles...).

    To help you prepare for your training, we made a special selection of some of the most essential products to start the season from pole position: Dogi, Belts, Hakama, Bags, and more.

    This offer will be running until October 31st, at 2 pm Japan time.

    That's it for this time, enjoy the discounts, and see you soon on KuSakuraShop.com!

  • O'Bon 2023

    Most Craftsmen and workshops will take a few days off from August 11th to August 16th, so all custom-made orders will be delayed accordingly.

    O'Bon 2023

    In Japan, the O'Bon festival is a yearly celebration that takes place during the summer. It combines Japanese tradition and Buddhist beliefs to honor the ancestral spirits. Over time, O'bon evolved into a family gathering holiday as the spirits of the deceased are believed to revisit the household altar every year at that time. On that occasion, family members meet to pay tribute to their ancestors by visiting and cleaning their graves. But O'bon with its traditional dance called "Bon Odori" is also a time of merriment and joy.

    Like every year, August 11th (Fri) is Mountain Day, a national holiday in Japan, which marks the beginning of some holidays for many Japanese, our craftsmen included. So, until August 16th (Wed), the majority of workshops will be closed, production time extended and we will not be able to provide quotations for custom-made items.
    All custom-made orders placed before and during this period will be delayed by about a week, but fear not, this will be automatically taken into account in the estimation of the shipping dates displayed on all products, as well as in your cart.

    See you soon on KuSakuraShop.com!

    (Picture by Guilhem Vellut)

  • Summer Special Offer

    10% OFF a product selection! (until August 30th, 2 pm JST)

    Summer special offer!

    It's already July, and with summer in full swing, it's becoming more difficult to keep up with training due to the rising temperatures. Nevertheless, we'll strive to practice and improve our skills. Around the world, Budo enthusiasts gather for summer seminars to train together and expand their knowledge.

    Despite the thick humidity, July is an exciting time in Japan. People join together to enjoy Matsuri festivals, where the night sky is illuminated by Hana-bi (Fireworks), and the streets are bustling with passersby. Children eagerly line up to order Kakigōri (shaved ice dessert) while everyone relishes the warmth of summer evenings.

    Speaking of festivals, one of July's highlights is the Tanabata festival, held on the evening of the seventh day. The "Star Festival" ("Hoshimatsuri"/"星祭り") celebrates the only day of the year when the two deities "Orihime" and "Hikoboshi" can meet since they are separated by the Milky Way for the rest of the year.

    For this discount, we will offer 10% OFF a product selection.
    We picked for you Dogi, Bags for your equipment, Belts, Oils, and more!

    This offer will be running for two months and will end on August 30th, at 2 pm Japan time.

    That's it for this time, enjoy the discounts, and see you very soon on KuSakuraShop!

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