Paper Balloons
Beach Balls

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These delightful beach balls are the most authentic & traditional of the designs of the “Kamifusen” paper balloons. They would look perfect strung together for a colourful garland, brightening a room for any event or slipped into an envelope for an additional smile.

To inflate, we would recommend simply blowing carefully through the small hole or alternatively use a straw to make this process easier. To use these as decorations we recommend inflating first and use a bent paperclip, gently insert into the hole and tie with string to create an eye-catching feature. These paper balloons have a unique quality of being able to be deflated to their flat state and reused again and again.

We are proud to source these from the only remaining paper balloon manufactuer in Japan which has been in family operation for over 100 years.

  • Set of 5 paper balloons
  • D 130 / 160 / 180 / 210mm ( flat )
  • Made in Japan
  • Product Code: KAM BB
  • DESIGN / BACKGROUND

    Celebrating the tradition of papercraft in Japan, these handmade balloons (Kamifusen) are appreciated by adults and children alike. They originated as part of a children’s game in the 1890’s, the objective to inflate the balloon and keep it afloat – known also as the game of “keep it up”, with the unique quality of being able to carefully deflate and reuse again. These were crafted by hand when the sea was too rough to rely on fishing in the winter months, for additional income in the coastal town of Izumozaki, creating a legacy of a cherished and timeless toy.

    These gorgeous hand-crafted balloons can be appreciated in the more leisurely pursuit of home & garden decoration by stringing them together. They will brighten up a child’s room, as well as adorn a room for celebration or simply add a unique decorative touch. You can also send these inside a card for a loved one as a surprise gift.

    We are proud to source these from the only remaining paper balloon manufacturer in Japan which has been in family operation for over 100 years.

  • UK

    ORDERS UP TO £50  

    Standard delivery £4.50* (3-4 working days/UK Mainland only)
    Express delivery £6.95 *(next working day for orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
    Guaranteed next working day delivery £14.95* (orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
    Saturday delivery £15.00* (order before 1pm on Friday)

    ORDERS OVER £50 

    Standard delivery FREE* (3-4 working days/UK Mainland only)
    Express delivery £3.95* (next working day for orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
    Guaranteed next working day delivery £14.95* (orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
    Saturday delivery £15.00* (order before 1pm on Friday)

    COLLECTION
    FREE – Available next working day (order by 1pm)
    Collect from our Showroom in West Sussex RH12 3UW, please contact us to make an appointment.

    * Some postcodes may incur additional charges and/or lead times, enter your postcode at the checkout to view options.

    Read our full delivery and returns details here

  • International

    We are delighted to offer international shipping to our lovely customers all over the globe. At present we offer a select number of countries through the website when you checkout, however if you would like delivery to a country that is not on this list – we would be very happy to obtain a shipping quote, please contact us using the contact form or email info@esmie.co.uk with what you may like to order and where you would like the order sent to. We can then obtain an accurate delivery quote for you, and arrange shipment!

    * Lampshades will incur an additional shipping charge due to the size of the items and need to increase insurance.  This may be applied at the checkout, alternatively we will contact you after your purchase to obtain any additional charges.

     

    CHANNEL ISLANDS

    ORDERS UNDER £50
    Standard delivery (Royal Mail Tracked 48)  – £6.95
    Express Service (Royal Mail 24) – £9.95

    ORDERS OVER £50
    Standard (Royal Mail Tracked 48) – £4.95
    Express Service (Royal Mail 24) – £6.95
    Express Service (DPD Next Day) – £12.95

    ORDERS OVER £100
    Express Service (Two Days DPD) – £14.95

    ORDERS OVER £150
    Express Service (Two Days DHL) – Free

     

    EUROPE

    ZONE 1: Ireland / Belgium / France / Germany / Netherlands
    ZONE 2: Italy / Spain / Denmark

    ORDERS UNDER £50
    Standard Delivery (Royal Mail tracked – 5-7 working days) – £12.95
    Express delivery (Zone 1: DPD 3-4 working days) – £19
    Express delivery (Zone 2: DPD 4-5 working days) – £24

    ORDERS OVER £50
    Express delivery (Zone 1: DPD 3-4 working days) – £12.95
    Express delivery (Zone 2: DPD 4-5 working days) – £17.95

     

    Orders over £200

    DPD delivery (DPD France / Germany / Netherlands) – FREE

    DPD delivery (DPD Italy / Spain / Denmark) – FREE

     

    USA:

    Orders under £50

    (DHL 2-5 WORKING DAYS) – £22

     

    Orders £50-200

    (DHL 2-5 WORKING DAYS) – £40

     

    Orders over £200

    (DHL 2-5 WORKING DAYS) – FREE

    Read our full delivery and returns details here

  • Description

    These delightful beach balls are the most authentic & traditional of the designs of the “Kamifusen” paper balloons. They would look perfect strung together for a colourful garland, brightening a room for any event or slipped into an envelope for an additional smile.

    To inflate, we would recommend simply blowing carefully through the small hole or alternatively use a straw to make this process easier. To use these as decorations we recommend inflating first and use a bent paperclip, gently insert into the hole and tie with string to create an eye-catching feature. These paper balloons have a unique quality of being able to be deflated to their flat state and reused again and again.

    We are proud to source these from the only remaining paper balloon manufactuer in Japan which has been in family operation for over 100 years.

    • Set of 5 paper balloons
    • D 130 / 160 / 180 / 210mm ( flat )
    • Made in Japan
    • Product Code: KAM BB

    DESIGN / BACKGROUND

    Celebrating the tradition of papercraft in Japan, these handmade balloons (Kamifusen) are appreciated by adults and children alike. They originated as part of a children’s game in the 1890’s, the objective to inflate the balloon and keep it afloat – known also as the game of “keep it up”, with the unique quality of being able to carefully deflate and reuse again. These were crafted by hand when the sea was too rough to rely on fishing in the winter months, for additional income in the coastal town of Izumozaki, creating a legacy of a cherished and timeless toy.

    These gorgeous hand-crafted balloons can be appreciated in the more leisurely pursuit of home & garden decoration by stringing them together. They will brighten up a child’s room, as well as adorn a room for celebration or simply add a unique decorative touch. You can also send these inside a card for a loved one as a surprise gift.

    We are proud to source these from the only remaining paper balloon manufacturer in Japan which has been in family operation for over 100 years.

  • Delivery

    Orders up to £50  (UK Only)
    Standard delivery £3.95* (3-4 working days/UK Mainland only)
    Express delivery £5.95 *(next working day for orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)

    Orders over £50 (UK Only)
    Standard delivery FREE* (3-4 working days/UK Mainland only)
    Express delivery £2.95* (next working day for orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)

    International orders – delivery will be calculated at checkout, or please visit our delivery section here.

    * Postcode restrictions apply.

    • UK

      ORDERS UP TO £50  

      Standard delivery £4.50* (3-4 working days/UK Mainland only)
      Express delivery £6.95 *(next working day for orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
      Guaranteed next working day delivery £14.95* (orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
      Saturday delivery £15.00* (order before 1pm on Friday)

      ORDERS OVER £50 

      Standard delivery FREE* (3-4 working days/UK Mainland only)
      Express delivery £3.95* (next working day for orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
      Guaranteed next working day delivery £14.95* (orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday)
      Saturday delivery £15.00* (order before 1pm on Friday)

      COLLECTION
      FREE – Available next working day (order by 1pm)
      Collect from our Showroom in West Sussex RH12 3UW, please contact us to make an appointment.

      * Some postcodes may incur additional charges and/or lead times, enter your postcode at the checkout to view options.

      Read our full delivery and returns details here

    • International

      We are delighted to offer international shipping to our lovely customers all over the globe. At present we offer a select number of countries through the website when you checkout, however if you would like delivery to a country that is not on this list – we would be very happy to obtain a shipping quote, please contact us using the contact form or email info@esmie.co.uk with what you may like to order and where you would like the order sent to. We can then obtain an accurate delivery quote for you, and arrange shipment!

      * Lampshades will incur an additional shipping charge due to the size of the items and need to increase insurance.  This may be applied at the checkout, alternatively we will contact you after your purchase to obtain any additional charges.

       

      CHANNEL ISLANDS

      ORDERS UNDER £50
      Standard delivery (Royal Mail Tracked 48)  – £6.95
      Express Service (Royal Mail 24) – £9.95

      ORDERS OVER £50
      Standard (Royal Mail Tracked 48) – £4.95
      Express Service (Royal Mail 24) – £6.95
      Express Service (DPD Next Day) – £12.95

      ORDERS OVER £100
      Express Service (Two Days DPD) – £14.95

      ORDERS OVER £150
      Express Service (Two Days DHL) – Free

       

      EUROPE

      ZONE 1: Ireland / Belgium / France / Germany / Netherlands
      ZONE 2: Italy / Spain / Denmark

      ORDERS UNDER £50
      Standard Delivery (Royal Mail tracked – 5-7 working days) – £12.95
      Express delivery (Zone 1: DPD 3-4 working days) – £19
      Express delivery (Zone 2: DPD 4-5 working days) – £24

      ORDERS OVER £50
      Express delivery (Zone 1: DPD 3-4 working days) – £12.95
      Express delivery (Zone 2: DPD 4-5 working days) – £17.95

       

      Orders over £200

      DPD delivery (DPD France / Germany / Netherlands) – FREE

      DPD delivery (DPD Italy / Spain / Denmark) – FREE

       

      USA:

      Orders under £50

      (DHL 2-5 WORKING DAYS) – £22

       

      Orders £50-200

      (DHL 2-5 WORKING DAYS) – £40

       

      Orders over £200

      (DHL 2-5 WORKING DAYS) – FREE

      Read our full delivery and returns details here

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