ITSUMO reflects an effort to reconnect with the joy of the everyday. The useful. The enduring.
Our selection of Japanese goods and crafts focuses on three core elements:
衣(dress), 食(eat) 住(dwell).
We seek out beautiful, modest products — ones that bring quiet joy to everyday life. Honest objects created with ingenuity and respect for tradition. Essential tools for living, crafted from natural elements.
Because we take pleasure in an unhurried lifestyle.
In rediscovering a connection to home and to people.
We believe in products that are made by hand and from the heart.
ITSUMO is the Japanese word for
Always, Everyday, Continuously & Forever.
279 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1J7
12:00 – 18:00: Wednesday – Saturday
12:00 – 17:00: Sunday
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
HOUSE & HOME
August , 2021
Itsumo, which means “always, every day, continuously and forever” in Japanese, is a fitting name for the Vancouver lifestyle store owned by Natsumi Akatsuka. Growing up in Osaka and Tokyo, Natsumi learned many traditions from her parents and grandparents, and takes them with her wherever she goes. “I try to be that small, invisible bridge between Japan and Canada,” she says. What started with sharing her favorite products from Japan at small gatherings in her apartment and pop-ups around the city has become a brick-and-mortar store located just off Main Street.
“Being a Japanese immigrant living in Canada, I try not to forget about where I come from,” says Natsumi. “That’s the spirit of Itsumo: remember where you come from and pass that down to the next generation.”
279 East 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7
Phone: 604 423 3679
Wednesday ~ Saturday: 12:00 ~ 18:00
Sunday: 12:00 ~ 17:00
Monday & Tuesday: Closed