The price for the 'Treasure Chest' prints is 2,000 yen each. (Residents of Japan must add 5% Consumption
Tax to this; overseas shipments are tax exempt.)
These are the prices with shipping added:
Domestic (Japan): 2,000 yen + 100 tax + 240 postage = 2,340 per print
Overseas: 2,000 yen + 330 postage = 2,330 per print
The case for this series is custom-made to my design; it is not cheap for me to provide, so I must charge separately for it. 3,000 yen will be added to the invoice for the first print. Please note that I do not charge any extra postage for the case, even though it is much heavier than the typical package you will receive during the year.
Subscribers here in Japan (where I live) usually find it
most convenient to make payment through the postal system, and
for them I include a postal remittance slip with each print,
with which they make their payments.
Overseas subscribers may make remittance in whichever currency
is most convenient; if paying in yen the amount will remain the same
every time, if paying in dollars or euros, your cost will fluctuate
slightly as the rates change ... One of the
following methods will hopefully be convenient for you:
- Credit card
- I have a US$ account in a North American bank, into which
deposits may be made by:
- mailing your personal cheque
(I enclose an empty pre-addressed
envelope for this)
- using internet banking if you have such
- If you are a Paypal user, you can send payment
that way. This is particularly convenient, because
Paypal now allows you to make payments in either
dollars or yen, as you choose.
- Remittance may be made by International
Postal Money order sent by snailmail:
Ome City Tokyo
It is of course not going to be so convenient for collectors to make
payments one-by-one for each print - running to the post office every two
weeks, etc. So I am quite happy to let you 'batch' the payments. The invoice
accompanying each print will show a chart of exactly which prints in the
set of 24 that you have paid for; you can make 'batch' payments anytime
at whatever frequency best suits you ...
Although I hadn't specifically planned it that way, the Treasure Chest series is
turning out to be a popular 'gift subscription' item. If you wish, I can send the
storage case and prints to a person of your choice, and will send
the invoices, etc. to you by email.
Something else that wasn't planned from the beginning - but which has
turned out to be quite a point of interest to overseas collectors - is the
postage on the packages you receive. We were originally sending packages
with just a 'postage paid' rubber stamp on them, but after sending some with a
selection of commemorative stamps, and getting a 'More, please!' response
from collectors, we switched to using stamps exclusively.
So my wrapping lady Ichikawa-san now has her instructions: use a selection
of the newest commemorative stamps on all the overseas packages. And as you get a new
package every two weeks, and the Japanese post office issues a number of new
stamps every month, you should build up quite a little collection of them by the
end of the year!