What a challenging year this has been, to put it mildly.  We owe a big thank you to everyone who has continued to support us, and we hope that you and your loved ones are doing well in these difficult times.

You've probably noticed our rather erratic schedule over the last few months. I've received several concerned and understandably frustrated emails, and as painful as it is to talk about certain subjects, you deserve an explanation.

It's hard to believe we've been serving the collecting community for over 10 years now!  The time flew by, and I guess age caught up with me.  Over the last few years, I've been dealing with a relatively minor medical condition that has reached a more advanced stage in the past few months.  What was once a mere nuisance is now requiring me to take an extended break from the business.  While this is completely unrelated to COVID-19, the current situation is making it difficult to receive proper treatment.

I've known many of you for a long time and can assure you there's no need for alarm.  This is not life-threatening and I hope to have the business back to normal in the coming weeks.  (I briefly opened the website this past week but quickly realized I was not up to the challenge; several orders had to be cancelled and refunded, and I am deeply sorry for that.)

I opened this business to provide a source for some cool Japanese collectibles and hopefully bring a bit of joy to people's lives.  The last thing I would ever want is to leave a customer disappointed with our service, so please accept my sincerest apology for closing the online store.

Thanks in advance for understanding, everyone take care out there!

- D @ ICFJ

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