We explain about flow of purchase.
Kentaro's sculptures are all custom-made. So, you need to get the flow like this.

Please send order or request with below.
If we received your order or request, we would response next actions.

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1. Request Estimated cost Please ask us about Buddhism sculpture what you want.
Or, also you can tell us your budget and the delivery date first..
2. Show Estimated cost
We will answer the estimated cost and the delivery date.
3. Contract & payment You and we make a contract.
(If you want installments, I request your signature on contract. In the case of lump-sum payment, we will meet your demand on contract)
And you pay payment (Basically, lump-sum payment). 
After that, Kentaro begins to produce it.   
4. Notification of finish & shipment We inform you that we're ready to send it.
5. Arrive


Please sample contract (the essencial for installments)

1. Payment is on a yen (JPY) or US Dollars basis.
2. If the troubles happened between you and us, arbitration draft (solution) is made by the Japanese court based on the Japanese law.
3.  You have to pay within one week, if you received payment reminder.
4.  We can't take the responsibility about customs

See also "About tokyotrad (agent)"

Q. What is "Shaku"?
A. We're using Shakkan-hou (the old Japanese measurement). 1shaku = 30.3cm = 11.9inches. 

Q. Please tell me approximate market price.
A. 300,000 - 600,000JPY (approx.). The size is 1shaku (11.9inches) tall with Shiraki (pure wooden sculpture)
-- If you want to temple or museum size, the price would be more than this.

Q.What kinds of payment method can you accept?
A. We can accept Paypal, IPMO (International Postal Money Order), MO (Money Order by Bank) and Bank
--transfer. But, payment is on a yen (JPY) basis (transfer fees are included).

Q. Please tell me approximate shipping cost.
A. Generally, the shipping cost of 1shaku size would be 110.00 USD (5kg (11.02 lb)) on an average.

Q. Please tell me approximate completion time.
A. If you ordered body only, it would be about two - three weeks.
---If you ordered full sculpture (body with pedestal and aureola), it would be one month.

Q. Please tell me the reason why the price is expensive.
A. The timber is Kiso-Hinoki (Japanese cypress). This timber is the most high-rank one which grow naturally
---at Kiso distict. Moreover, this timber is restricted to cut.
--You can see the product process is sophisticated (he never use sandpaper) and astounding works.

Q. Is it impossible to visit to Japan, and his studio?
A. Depending on his circumstances.