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Shipping Schedule for August 2017 Obon and Mountain Day National Holidays

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Posted on 9th Aug 2017 @ 4:48 PM

Mountain Day National Holiday (Aug 11, 2017)

In observance of Mountain Day national holiday (山の日, Yama-no-hi), our shipping department will be closed on Friday, Aug 11, 2017.

Orders received after 12 pm on Thursday, Aug 10 (Japan Standard Time) will be processed on Monday, Aug 14.

Festival of Obon (August 15, 2017)

In observance of Obon (お盆), our shipping department will be closed on Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017.

Orders received after 12 pm on Monday, Aug 14 (Japan Standard Time) will be processed on Wednesday, Aug 16.

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Read our blogs about Mountain Day: Mountains, Sacred Myths, and Respect for Nature

Mountain walks, trekking and skiing are among popular activities in Japan. According to the traditions of Sangaku Shinkō, which blends beliefs from Shinto and Buddhist teachings, all mountains are sacred. Numerous mountain tops have dedicated shrines and to this day worshippers in large numbers embark on religious pilgrimages to seek salvation and express their thanks.


Read our blogs about ObonWhen Spirits Return

Bon Odori festivals are held at streets, parks and gardens during Obon nights. Men, women and children wearing colorful yukatas or stylish kimonos dance to thunderous music, complete with Taiko drums and magnificent fireworks.



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