FAQ

What does KURAYA mean?

“KURA” is a storage house on the old-style Japanese premises, made of fireproof mud walls and covered with white plaster. KURA is used to store generations of family treasures.
“YA” simply means “store.”
Hence, Kuraya means “The old storage store.”
Our showrooms are the places for you to find many treasures.

What kind of Japanese antiques does Kuraya carry?

We specialize in authentic Japanese antiques from the 18th to 20th Century, including clothing chests, kitchen chests, merchant chests, stair chests, folk crafts, porcelains, textiles and other exquisite accessories.
Each piece is hand picked from the farmlands in Japan and shipped directly to us.

Where are the Kuraya showrooms?

Please see “Our Showrooms” page for maps and directions.

What are your store hours?

10 AM – 6 PM (Tuesday -Saturday )
11 AM – 6 PM (Sunday)
Closed on Monday

How can I contact Kuraya?

Phone: (415) 885-3313 (California Street Showroom)
e-mail: info@kurayaantiques.com

Can I purchase your merchandise online?

Yes, you are welcome to purchase our merchandise online especially if you are not able to visit our showrooms.

Are the items showing on this website updated?

Yes, we update information on our website very often as we update our inventory.

What is your store policy?

We will gladly exchange or issue store credit on any items* returned to us in original condition within 10 days. Returned items must be accompanied by original sales receipts.
(*We do not accept returns and exchanges on some sale and discounted items. Please make sure to ask about our policy on individual items before purchasing)

Do you deliver?

Yes, we deliver in the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding areas. Please ask for further information.

Do you arrange for shipping elsewhere? How much does shipping cost?

Yes, we can arrange shipping for anywhere in anywhere in the U.S. and most international destinations.
The shipping cost varies according to size and weight of the item as well as the destination. Please contact us for details. You are also welcome to arrange for your own shipping as well.

Do you wholesale to dealers and designers?

Yes, we do. Please contact us for further information.