It gives me great pleasure to announce that our first online store is now open ^o^
The Culture Japan Store lives at shop.culturejapan.jp where you can find our flagship products Smart Doll which ships between 3 - 8 days after one has placed their order. We also got a small selection of T-shirts for humans too which we will be increasing over time.
This is Smart Doll 001 Mirai Suenaga - we launched her this time last year and I completely underestimated the demand - it took us a year to clear the backlog of pre-orders ><
Since launch we have learned a lot especially about how to scale our production capacity while maintaining quality and can now supply customer and vendors regularly. You can order her now and we ship between 3 - 8 business days. Mirai retails for 60,000 JPY.
Apart from our online store - I'm also happy to announce that our products will also be available in our first ever retail store also located in Gotanda Tokyo ^o^
Its not officially open yet and are still in the middle of decorating - this is just half of the shop.
Official opening will be mid July after I get back from AX - I will announce details, launch partay etc later.
And this is where it all started for Smart Doll production - on the 1st floor of my house.
And this is a few months after we started - now also on the second floor packing Smart Dolls for shipping.
So far we have shipped thousands of Smart Dolls to customers on over 40 countries and where possible I try to communicate with as many as I can on a personal basis.
I wanted to write a long post but I need to be on a plane to AX in a couple of hours ><
I just wanted to thank you all for your continued support!
I can also report that after 3 weeks of Spinal Hernia pain, I feel much better now and can walk much further. Still hurts but at least I can walk now. Thank you for all the messages of encouragement ><
Anyway, I'm off to Haneda now ><