Although Seido stays open all summer with a slightly reduced team, our craftsmen will take some time off, as it is customary during the "O'Bon" festival in Japan.
O'Bon is a Buddhist festival to honor the spirits of the ancestors, and it is also the time to go back to your hometown to celebrate with the family. Although the period can slightly vary depending on the region, most of our workshops close for more a less a week, at mid-August.
This year, it will be from Monday 12th to Thursday 15th.
During this time, the workshops will be completely closed so we will not be able to provide quotations for custom made items or to provide accurate production times. In addition, all custom made orders placed before and during O'bon will be naturally delayed by about a week if their production time includes the O'Bon period.
This delay is already taken into account in the estimations of the shipping dates that are displayed on all products, as well as in your carts before checkout. However, we expect no additional delays.
Enjoy the summer (sorry for our fellow friends in the South Hemisphere!) and see you soon on SeidoShop.com!