Ichiban Kan Online Store Opening Date

Our programmers have announced that the online store will be ready by April 1!
Woo hoo!
All of us at Ichiban Kan want to open it as soon as possible, but slow and steady wins the race, right? ;)


Anonymous said...

can't wait to see ichiban kan online. on the east coast....i've got to drive 1.5 hours to nearest Japanese grocery store. thank you for taking mercy on desperate, homesick Japanese person

Devlynda Marie said...

Yay! I'm so very excited!!

B said...

I look forward to being able to shop from your online store - Please notify me at jeremiah1300@mac.com (add me to your mailing list) when we can order in Hawaii - Thank you Betty Hay

Harper said...

That's great! I have been jealous of San Franciscans because of the Ichiban store. Can't wait.

samantha said...

I cannot wait for the online store to open!

Dawn Alice Rogers said...

Yippie! I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Will you be shipping internationally? Please say yes. ;)

Anonymous said...

Yay! I have no Japanese products around me here in NY -___- I have to go into the city and that get's expensive after a while! Can't wait to shop with Ichiban Kan online!!!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! I will be placing my order April 1! I do not have any many Japanese options in here North Dakota. :-)

Anonymous said...

sooooooooo excited and hope you have a nice assortment of bento products!

Stacy said...

can't wait for it to open!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any plans to ship to Canada?

FlowerGirl said...

can't wait to see the shop online.. wish you would ship internationally.. but maybe you will, right?

PoconoGirl said...

I'm really looking forward to your online store!!

Geia said...

Please, please consider shipping internationally...

Fae said...

Please don't let this be an April Fools Joke! I'm greatly looking forward to the online store!

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

I also can't wait! I dont' know of a source for Japanese goods anywhere in my entire state. There is an Asian grocery store 45 miles away, but they focus mostly on Malaysian products- which is also good, but I am really looking forward to being able to order bento box supplies and other things from Ichiban Kan online.

pixelfishfood said...

Fantastic! I will buy a lot of stuff!

Lori Ann said...

I'm so excited!!! I actually sent money to a friend living in Oakland to go shopping for me at your store...still waiting for them to ship me something. :( Glad I will soon be able to shop for myself!!! WoooHoooo!!!

Ichiban Kan Web Team said...

> anonymous
Thank you for your comment from the East coast! We hope our store will make you less homesick!

> devlynda marie
We are excited, too!

> b
Thanks for your inquiry from Hawaii! We thought you had plenty of Japanese stuff over there, but we probably have to re-think our shipping policy.

> harper

> samantha

> dawn alice rogers
nice profile picture!

> fiendishscorp
Aghh we want to say yes, but currently no... If there is enough interest worldwide, we will consider shipping internationally.

> ampersandheart
Thanks for your support from NY! We will save you trips to the city!

> rdenee
Great to know we have an Ichiban Kan fan in ND!

> anonymous
We can't wait to offer you our wonderful bento lunch box products!

> stacy
Thanks! We will work hard.

> anonymous
Looks like many people in Canada are looking forward to our online store. We will try to ship internationally as soon as possible!

> flowergirl
We will try! Let us know which country you live when you have a chance.

> poconogirl

> geia
We had no idea our store would attract international customers. We will try to set it up!

> fae
We will do our best to keep our promise!

> headmistress, zookeeper
Thanks for your interest! We have a great selection of bento lunch boxes and accessories!

> pixelfishfood
We will appreciate your business!

> lori ann
Whoa, you are a serious Ichiban Kan shopper!

Kitt said...

I'm very much looking forward to your online store, too. I visited your SF store several years ago, and I was very sorry I couldn't spend more time there.

(I'm still kicking myself for not buying a hand-cranked paper shredder you had there in orange plastic. I've looked for it online since then and never found it.)

Ichiban Kan Web Team said...

> kitt
Thanks for a fond memory of our SF store! We cannot recall whether we still carry the paper shredder you mentioned, but will let our Purchasing Team know.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the online store to open. I live in Michigan where I cannot find any bento gear. Thanks to Biggie for informing everyone on the new date of April 1st. I'll be online the first day to see what's available to purchase.

Anonymous said...

Yippee! Happy Birthday to me. April 1st is my birthday so I'll be buying myself some bento goodies. I'm in Arizona and the Japanese market near me doesn't sell hardly any Bento stuff (a couple of boxes). I've found a few things at the Mitsuwa in San Diego, but not much. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed things go live on the 1st!

Biggie @ Lunch in a Box said...

I've been getting lots of reader feedback on my posts about Ichiban Kan and the great bento and cooking gear I pick up there. You have fans all over the globe who are anxiously awaiting your online store; looking forward to seeing what you put together!

Anonymous said...

I know I'll be shopping first thing on April 1! Thank you for moving forward with this project.

Cheryl said...

I'm sure I'll be a regular customer as well. I'm in FL and although we have Asian markets here, no good source for bento gear or other more specifically Japanese goods. I'll keep your blog bookmarked and will look forward to "opening day" of your online store! :)

Ichiban Kan Web Team said...

> anonymous
Great to hear from you in MI! We will do out best to have a wide selection of bento gear online!

> brenda
We hope you have a wonderful birthday!

> biggie-san,
We check out your blog occasionally. ;) Thanks for linking to us. We really appreciate your support.

> anonymous
Thanks for your encouraging comment!

> cheryl
Thanks for your warm feedback from FL!

Molly said...

I learned about your shop from Biggie's blog, and I'm so excited that the online store is going ahead as planned. ^_^ Thank you for offering your products to those of us who can't get to one of your stores (like me, I live in upstate NY).

My Bento Diet said...

Like everyone else I'm very excited to hear about the online store! Ebay is too expensive and I need some new bentos for my kids and I! I live in Wisconsin and I have a Japanese store about an hour from here that I shop at once a month; but the rarely carry bento stuff. I'll definately be ready to order some stuff on April 1st! I always wondered why no one else in the US thought of this before!

Jeannette said...

Thank goodness...I've been waiting for AGES for the online store to open! Ebay prices are KILLING me. I can't wait to have some fair pricing for my bento purchases!

Anonymous said...

Canadian shipping please! :D. Excited about your launch,. I learned of you, like so many others at Lunch in a Box. Good luck, sounds like you have a lot of eager online customers already! Ebay IS too expensive!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I'd heard about this type of thing a few years ago- but I NEVER thought it'd be here. T-T And an online store??! WOW! <3 I can't wait to tell my friends and community!!

Anonymous said...

I almost fell off my chair when I read this! I'm so excited~. I can't wait to start ordering things. ^_^

Becky said...

I can't wait to see your site and start ordering bento supplies!!! I have been ordering from jlist.com and ebay sellers, and I am really excited to have a source that works out to hopefully be a little cheaper or at least have a better variety. I'm holding off on placing another ebay order in anticipation of your online store opening. Best of luck to you in getting it up and running!

P.S.-- like many other posters, I learned about your company from the Lunch in a Box blog :)

Anonymous said...

Please please please ship internationally. I live in the south of France and am desperate for bento gear! I will send you wine and cheese in return! :) PS. And yes, I am another Lunch in a Box'er