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Japanese Vintage Bamboo "KAGO" Basket

Japanese Vintage Bamboo "KAGO" Basket

handcrafted in Japan

Regular price CHF 505.00
Regular price Sale price CHF 505.00
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(Only One Item)

We are delighted to introduce the timeless elegance of this authentic Japanese "Kago" basket from the Showa Period (1926-1989), embodying the essence of Wabi-Sabi aesthetics. Our Japanese vintage collection features a single, unique item, each offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Embracing delicate imperfections and graceful ageing, this "Kago" basket embodies the essence of "Sabi" – celebrating beauty in tranquil solitude and the gentle passage of time. Each weathered surface tells a story of its own, inviting contemplation and appreciation for the transient nature of existence.

We hope that you will embrace the beauty of simplicity and let the spirit of Wabi-Sabi evoke serenity and fulfilment in your surroundings. 

  • Materials: Bamboo

  • Measurement:(D)34cm (H) 40cm

  • Origin: Japan

  • Time: The Showa Period (1926-1989) 

  • Product care: Spot clean only. Please always handle them carefully, using two hands to hold the bottom. Do not place them near a fire, keep them dry and out of direct sunlight to avoid colour fading. Handcrafted items are sensitive and need extra care and thoughtfulness.   

  • This basket was originally used for gathering plants and herbs. We admire its graceful ageing and quiet presence - it exudes a subtle charm. While it can be showcased as a objet d'art, it remains functional as a basket if desired.

  • This vintage basket, though aged, retains its beauty without any signs of defects, having been wonderfully preserved. The gradual fading of its colour, as captured in the photos, adds to its allure. 

What is Wabi-Sabi?

Wabi-sabi, rooted in two Japanese terms, represents a deep appreciation for beauty. "Wabi" celebrates the spiritual richness found in simplicity and modesty, fostering contentment with what one has. Meanwhile, "Sabi" cherishes the beauty of ageing and solitude, recognising the allure of weathered objects. This philosophy embraces imperfection and impermanence, finding solace in life's simplicity. For example, finding beauty in the changing colours of leaves or the aged patina of a basket illustrates the essence of "Sabi." At its core, Wabi-Sabi reflects a profound cultural sensitivity and mindfulness, inviting joy and fulfilment from life's ordinary moments and the inherent beauty of what simply exists.

Beauty is not confined to the visible; it also encompasses the spiritual realm - a Japanese philosopher Muneyoshi Yanagi emphasised that qualities like morality, humbleness, simplicity, and naturalness are integral to cultivating true beauty. This timeless philosophy serves as the guiding principle for Kaikô in the curation process, and it's our mission to share this notion of beauty with the world.

Our Japanese Vintage Collection 

Our Japanese founder of Kaikô, Kana, selects each vintage handcrafted treasure from Japan to showcase on our platform. This carefully curated collection represents a rare opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter, a sentiment beautifully captured by our logo. Designed with utmost simplicity, our logo depicts the profound significance of connections – two stars converge somewhere in the universe's vast expanse, conveying the notion that each encounter is a miraculous event. Echoing the sentiment of the Japanese saying "Ichi-go Ichi-e" (一期一会), which translates to "one time, one meeting," we cherish every encounter, recognising that it may only occur once in a lifetime. 

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

Please allow 5-7 days for your order to be processed for shipping. 

The shipping rate will appear at check-out. Please send an email to welcome@kaiko-artisans.com for inquiries about shipping to all other countries that are not mentioned below. Please note that if the shipping destination is outside of the European Union (EU), the customer is responsible for the accuracy of the customs declaration and for paying any duty and tax. 

We do not send to parcel lockers and PO Boxes or on Saturdays, Sundays, or national holidays.  

For the exact shipping rate, please refer to the following table. 

Germany
€ 5,99 Flat rate 
EU Countries
€14,99 Flat rate 

Non-EU Countries

in Europe 

€22,99 Flat rate 
USA and Canada 

€33,30 up to 2kg

Shipping will be calculated at checkout.

Israel 

€27,20 up to 2kg

Shipping will be calculated at checkout.

Other countries

Shipping will be calculated at checkout.

 

Returns and Refund

We want you to love our products as much as we do. However, if you are not satisfied, we will accept returns within 14 days of the arrival of your order. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags if any, and in its original packaging.

To start a return, you need to submit a return request. 

1. Log in to your account: https://shopify.com/55954702433/account

 In the Email field, enter your email address, and then click Continue.

OR send us an email 'Return request' at welcome@kaiko-artisans.com

2. In your email account, open the email sent from our store and copy the six-digit verification code included in the email.

3. Go back to the online store, and then enter a six-digit verification code. Click the order that you want to submit the return for. If your order has more than one item, then select the items that you want to return.

4. Select a return reason and add a note for the store.

5. Click Request return. If your return request is approved and requires shipping, then you receive an email with shipping instructions and a return shipping label. Once we receive the returned order we will issue you a full refund to the original payment method.

Please note that as a small business, we don't offer free shippings or returns so please choose items carefully. All shipping charges are non-refundable and the customer is responsible for all return/exchange shipping costs. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. Please feel free to send us any questions before purchasing to avoid a return!  Please also note that all of our products are handmade, so colour and shape may vary slightly.  

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at welcome@kaiko-artisans.com. We are here to help you!

Damaged/ Exchange item

We carefully pack the order by hand but if your item arrives damaged, please send an image to welcome@kaiko-artisans.com. We will then take care of the matter. If you wish to exchange your item, the fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item. For more details please send an email to welcome@kaiko-artisans.com.

We believe you will take care of our products well but please read care instructions on items on our website as handcrafted nature may require extra human care and attention. If you do not follow our care instructions, we will not accept returns for any damage done. If r items are damaged during transit back to us, we will not accept responsibility for any damage caused.

Thank you for your understanding!

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