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How Long it Takes

How Long it Takes

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND SEVERE STAFF SHORTAGES THERE WILL BE DELAYS TO MOST ORDERS.

At kuroobiya, our purpose is to provide personalised dogi and belts, which have been professionally adjusted and embroidered by the manufacturers themselves, for the best possible finish. To this end, we generally do not keep a stock of products.

We do not wait for a large group of orders. Your order will be processed soon after receipt of payment.

(Note: we usually allow a  2 day  "cool off " period for any possible changes. Once orders go to the manufacturer it will likely be impossible to change.)

We will try to keep you informed as best we can as to the progress of your order. Inquiries are welcome though the amount of information we can give is limited as the manufacturers do not provide updates as to the progress of the order. You can also check the status of your order by logging on to your Kuroobiya account.

Hirota

Currently, we are seeing around 6-8 weeks for embroidered belts, and have now been told to allow  3-4 months fully tailored dogi and up to a month for standard, ready made dogi, especially those which have adjustments or embroidery done.

Unfortunately, we have no control over this and beg for your understanding and patience in this matter.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic, Hirota are currently still short staffed and taking much longer than usual for all orders.

UPDATE: As of January 16, 2023, Hirota is out of stock of the Pinack Kumite (ready made) in the following sizes;  Size 4.5, 5, 5.5 and will therefore take much longer to produce these uniforms.  They are waiting for material stock tfrom their suppliers and this may take up to 2 months or more.

 

Tokyodo International

Tokyodo Int. dogi are currently taking up to 4 weeks for us to receive. Special dogi like the AT series, EX series, S, SP-1000 and Samurai series generally take up to two months as they do not keep stock of these dogi and make them to order. Fully tailored dogi are now takeing around 2 to 2.5 months, possibly longer depending on season.

Belts are now generally take them  4 to 6 weeks to prepare, longer during peak season.

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tokyodo International are currently short staffed and taking much longer than usual for all orders.

Tokaido

Tokaido are now taking up to one month to prepare dogi orders and up to two months for special order ones and some dogi like the SSA, NST, and KMJ, KEN and  SEN .

They generally take 3- 5 weeks for belts. Silk belts are taking at least 6 weeks for them to make. The times can increase considerably during peak seasons.

Hayate:

Currently, Hayate make all dogi to order and take around 4-5 weeks to make.

 

ALL the manufacturers are prone to "seasonal" changes in service. In non busy periods in Japan, you can expect faster processing, however in peak seasons ( usually mid April to end of July and at the end of year) delays can be expected due to the sheer volume of orders and stock issues. This can add a couple of weeks to belt orders and up to 4 weeks for fully tailored products. Unfortunately, we have absolutely no control over this so please be patient.

From there:

You will need to add for shipping time.

 2-7 For DHL Worldwide Express.

*3-7 days by EMS, or *7-21 days by e-packet and e-packet light it will take to get from us to you. Please note some countries, especially in south America, Africa or the middle east can take over a month, even for EMS.

IF YOU NEED A FULLY TAILORED DOGI FOR COMPETITION PLEASE PLAN WELL IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.