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LOCAL PICKUP at USAGI SWEETS

LOCAL PICKUP at USAGI SWEETS

Do you live in Vancouver?

Are you planning to visit Vancouver?

If yes, please visit our favourite little local sweets shop/caféUsagi Sweets!

Our local pickup is also available at Usagi Sweets for all customers in or around the city of Vancouver BC at a free of charge for all online orders.

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We are very excited to be teamed up with our good friends at Usagi Sweets.

Opened in December 2018, Usagi Sweets is a Japanese inspired sweets shop and café on Vancouver’s west side.

It’s begun as a true passion project of our good friend, Moeno, who is a daughter of Miju and Hiroshi Kawai, and a sister of Mitsumi. The Kawai family has many and diverse talents and hospitality from their successful restaurant businesses in town.

Moeno’s inspiration comes from her fond memories of going to confections stores called Wagashiyas in Japan as a child. Usagi carries small treats like “mochi mochi”; chewy, sweet goodies made with glutinous rice in various flavours, such as goma (sesame), cream-cheese, brownie, and nuts-and-cranberry, matcha brownies and all sorts of little bite-size cookies, such as hojicha (roasted green tea), matcha-espresso, matcha-milk. Several of the items are vegan, while drinks include Japanese tea and other herbal tea from Cultivate Tea. Usagi also offers a daily onigiri lunch set. A healthy and comforting combination of two onigiri (rice balls), two kinds of vegetables and a soy sauce-flavoured boiled egg.

Usagi means rabbit in Japanese, and the shop’s logo features a line drawing of a bunny inside a full moon.
“In Japanese lore, there’s a rabbit in the moon making mochi, rather than a man in the moon”, says Moeno. “I can actually see the rabbit’s ears and hind feet when I look up at a full moon on a bright night.”

The entire space is made cosy with her hand-made, crocheted bases for the table and chair stands. Moeno’s father did most of the woodwork in the 400-square-foot interior, and the wall shelving units and wooden table tops were beautifully designed and built with cherry wood by Vancouver’s furniture designer Jay Miron.

The retail shelves feature colourful coasters, tablecloths, and many other accessories handcrafted by Miju, Moeno’s mother. Now you can also find a curated selection of ITSUMO goods available for sale from ceramics, textiles, stationery, and many more.

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A local pickup option can be selected at check out on our website. We will notify the earliest available pickup day immediately after confirmation on your order.  

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Some animals that come to mind as the twelve zodiac signs are slightly different in China and Japan. This year it is a pig in China, and a boar in Japan. 

In the ear when twelve zodiac signs were transferred from China to Japan, since meat eating was not common in Japan, no habit of keeping livestock pigs existed. 

It is also said that wild boar meat for the Japanese at the time was a symbol of a disease-free, cure for all kind of illness. Now Wild Boar symbolizes courage and adventure. 

In China, it seems that it was distinguished early on as they were raising as livestock for a long time. Pigs are known to be auspicious animals. 

May the Year of the Pig (Boar) bring you good fortune and lots of Happiness!

THANK YOU – Fall/Winter POP UP SHOP

THANK YOU – Fall/Winter POP UP SHOP

Thank you so much!

Always nice to come back to the lovely neighbourhood of Strathcona for our seasonal Pop-up Shop.

We would like to thank all of you who came by and shared your amazing stories, experiences, and warm celebration of the holiday season with us.

We were very lucky to have so many sunny days and the fresh winter air this time. So many cute dogs visited and entertained us every day too.

Hope all your holidays were filled with joy and happiness.

 Till next time…..

 

Team ITSUMO

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL

BLACK FRIDAY Special

ITSUMO is offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on orders over $50 to North American customers and over $150 to qualifying international customers*

See Shipping & Returns policy for details.

Offer valid on qualifying orders made before Midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 27th

 

If you’d like to see the products in person, including in-store exclusive items, please visit us at our Fall / Winter Pop Up Shop currently happening in Vancouver:

ITSUMO Lifestyle Pop Up Shop

2018 Nov. 14th – Dec. 24th
478 Union Street
Vancouver, BC (MAP)
Open Daily 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

TRADITION & CRAFT

TRADITION & CRAFT

TRADITION & CRAFT

Rooted in our relationship with the immediate environment, we can find essential elements of craftsmanship that help inspire a foundational lifestyle.

Colour, Form, Texture, Utility, and Tradition.

FEATURING…

All items shown in this photo are available at our Pop Up Shop that’s currently happening now.

FALL/WINTER POP UP SHOP

FALL/WINTER POP UP SHOP

Fall / Winter Pop Up Shop

2018 November 14th Wednesday –
December 24th Monday

478 Union Street, Strathcona, Vancouver BC (Map)
Daily: 11 am – 7 pm

*November 15th Thursday & 16th Friday:
Open from 12 pm – 10 pm

The ITSUMO Pop Up Shop is back again!
This holiday season, we hope to share with you a freshly curated selection of Japanese lifestyle products while focusing on five fundamental concepts:

Handcrafted | Form & Function | Daily Ritual | Patina | A Simple Life

Along with our updated collection of vintage & antique items, we are excited to introduce new products from many of our favourite manufacturers:
AZMAYA | UCHINO | HOMSPUN | SORI YANAGI | YUMIKO IIHOSHI | GEKKOSO | NODA HORO

We will also be featuring fresh scent selections from KUNGYOKUDO, while offering an entirely new-to-ITSUMO line of incense from Kyoto’s 200-year-old YAMADAMATSU brand.

Follow our Instagram for daily updates and product features.

If you’re in Vancouver this holiday season, please come in to say hello!

ITSUMO reflects an effort to reconnect with the joy of the everyday. The useful. The enduring.
We seek out beautiful, modest products — ones that bring quiet joy to everyday life. Honest objects created with ingenuity and a respect for tradition. Essential tools for living, crafted from natural elements.

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