From January 2021, MONO JAPAN will launch a new opportunity to connect you to the Japanese craftsmanship and design through a new online event, MONO MONTHLY, which will be held online every month.

The MONO MONTHLY event is held virtually, making it possible to introduce you to the carefully curated selection of high-quality Japanese products and makers even during this pandemic. 

Sustainable Japanese products to the world

This is an online pre-order event where you can order selected Japanese products recommended by the manufacturer themselves at our special website. We are creating a sustainable system that prevents surplus production and unsold products because each production takes place only after receiving an order and payment, and are shipped to the Netherlands. The delivery time is estimated to take about 3months after the pre-order.

Know more about the stories behind the product

MONO JAPAN introduces one specific manufacturer every month during this pre-order online event. Unlike a large exhibition where many manufacturers gather, we are creating an opportunity to highlight one special maker.



MONO MONTHLY how it works


STEP 1.  Pre-order online - each month, limited duration
From January 2021 in a limited time period every month, you will see the collection of our featured Japanese maker in our webshop. If you find something that you want to purchase, press the ORDER button. You will need to pay the amount mentioned on the checkout page. The price includes all import costs from Japan. When you checkout the shopping cart, the shipping cost from MONO JAPAN (Netherlands) to your address will appear.

The payment confirms that you have made the pre-order for your desired item.
Don't forget to read through the terms & conditions before your purchase!

STEP 2.  Your pre-orders are sent to the featured Japanese Maker 
MONO JAPAN sends all the pre-ordered items from the MONO MONTHLY event.  In Japan, they will start their production of the items.

STEP 3.  Shipment of all items to MONO JAPAN (NL)
Japanese makers will send all the items to MONO JAPAN in the Netherlands. MONO JAPAN will send emails to all customers of the expected arrival. If there are any delays or changes in delivery, we will notify you directly.

STEP 4.  Delivery to you!
MONO JAPAN will carefully make the shipping to you. You will receive your special pre-order item, which is a unique item in Europe!



Q. Do I need to pay the custom fees, when I receive the package of the item?
A.  No, you do not need to pay the custom fee.
Normally in the EU, there is a charge of the custom and the import VAT for the packages, which come from outside of the EU. At MONO MONTHLY an online pre-order event, MONO JAPAN will first receive all the items from Japan, and we pay the charges. We send the items from the Netherlands to all the customers. Therefore, there are no import duties and VAT.

Q. I’m living outside of the EU. Do I need to pay something extra?
A. We are located in the Netherlands and are not responsible for customs and brokerage fees on international orders from non EU countries. So, yes, you may be required to pay customs and brokerage fees, import duties and VAT by your local carrier.

Q. I’m planning to go to Japan in 2021. Can I buy these items in Japan as well?
A. The Japanese maker we feature creates their items from pre-orders, orders received in advance during the MONO MONTHLY pre-order period. Their items are sold in selected shops in Japan, and the number of items in each shop is limited. Therefore, it will be difficult to find the item you want, even in Japan.

Q. Why do they need such a long time before delivery?
A.  With MONO MONTHLY, we are working to create a more sustainable system that prevents surplus production and unsold products. This pre-order way of purchasing takes a longer delivery because each production takes place only after receiving an order and payment, and are shipped to the Netherlands.  

Q. Can I cancel the order after payment?
A. You can cancel within a week after the payment.

Q. Can I return the item and get the refund?
A. We only offer refunds up to 7 days after delivery of order. We will refund the amount of the item, only if the condition of the item is in the original state and is as good as new. We can’t accept the refund if the item has been worn.
The refund will be arranged after MONO SHOP receives the returned item. We are unable to refund or exchange orders if a customer changes their mind, or for any other personal or subjective reasons.

Q. What are the payment options?
A. Please check this page for payment options.

Q. Can I see the product in a store?
A. Unfortunately, there is no physical store. If you have any questions, please contact us at shop@monojapan.nl .