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Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

We are happy to announce that the ITSUMO Vancouver store has reopened.

 

With our community’s Covid guidance in mind, we have protocols in place to protect both our staff & our customers. Hand sanitizer & masks (if desired) are available upon entry and exit. 

 

Over the past several weeks we have taken time to listen, learn and reflect upon the institutionalized racism and unrelenting systems of oppression that persist globally, and more specifically the unacceptable circumstance here in Canada.

We acknowledge the critical & urgent importance of taking a fresh stance against all forms of police brutality, and stand ready to march in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and all marginalized lives of People of Colour.

Our team at ITSUMO would like to observe this historic moment as an opportunity to restart & rebuild with a state of mind focused on more fully educating ourselves and evolving our operation. With optimism, we support the revolution taking place, and commit to making all efforts to continue to wake up to the dire situation that has always persisted for marginalized communities.

Moving forward, we continue the challenging work towards the collective goal of creating a Safe & Just community for all People of Colour.

As we progress, we hope to continue to share more information with our community as we undertake this unlimited process of growth.

 

Thank you for your loyal and continued support. 

We look foward to seeing you soon.

 

New Hours of Operation

Thursday – Saturday: 12 – 6PM

Sun & Mon: 12 – 5PM

Tuesday & Wednesday: By Appointment

Online ordering is always available with In-Store Pick Up or Free Local Delivery*. 

(Please read more about our Local Delivery option here.)

Please contact us for booking a private appointment;

Phone: 604-423-3679

E-mail: info@itsumo.ca

Follow: @itsumolife

 

Oval Boxes – Masashi Ifuji

Oval Boxes – Masashi Ifuji

Oval Boxes – Masashi Ifuji

With a spiritual inspiration, and made by hand using time-honoured methods of 18th century colonial American Shaker communities, the deep rooted form meets function philosophy of these Ifuji Oval Boxes results in an essential object for everyday positive living.

 

The Shakers originally used the oval boxes to store sewing supplies & dried goods. Nowadays, the beautiful curved shape offers an ideal vessel for display in home or office, allowing you to store treasured essential items in plain sight.

 

Japanese craftsman & designer Masashi Ifuji specializes in creating simple but functional wooden objects, utilizing traditional techniques and minimal forms. Based out of Matsumoto, Nagano, Ifuji is best known for his clean and precise design approach allowing users to appreciate the moments of stillness found in daily life; offering a small piece of calm retreat amid our busy day to day.

 

Dishes – Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain

Dishes – Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain

Dishes – Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain

Casually named “Dishes”, this series of porcelain products by Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain suggests the joy of everyday tableware.

The atmosphere of your table can be subtly altered depending on the combination of shape, colour, size & detail, especially when using a minimal form.

These Dishes’ deeper rim are ideal for pasta, curry, salad, and other saucy entrees, in addition to your favourite desserts at tea time. 

Shipping for Mother’s Day Gift

Shipping for Mother’s Day Gift

Shipping for Mother’s Day Gift

With Mother’s Day coming up May 10th, we wanted to send out a quick note regarding shipping options to help make certain your gift arrives on time.

 

Canada Post is currently experiencing high volume and has warned of possible delivery delays. 

Our Standard Shipping option (free with $100 order) usually estimates 3-5 business days, but we are seeing delivery times expand to 8+ days, esp. for Eastern Canada orders.

US deliveries are currently taking 3-6 business days.

 

If you prefer to guarantee delivery before the big day, we do offer US/Canada expedited shipping options at Checkout, but we are encouraging anyone hoping to send a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day to try to get their order in as soon as possible. 

Orders completed after Wednesday April 29 run the risk of arriving late. 

We are also offering our ITSUMO Gift Wrapping option complimentary for Mother’s Day orders.

 

If you would like your ITSUMO order gift wrapped, please make a note at Checkout with the request and a short note for the gift card. 

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there from us at ITSUMO. We love you. Please stay healthy & safe! 

Ohayo – Yasujiro Ozu, 1959

Ohayo – Yasujiro Ozu, 1959

Ohayo – Yasujiro Ozu, 1959

On this quiet Sunday, April 12th, marked for spiritual reflection, we wanted to share with you one of our favourite Japanese films, Yasujiro Ozu’s 1959 colour masterpiece, Ohayo.

Seems an ideal fit for the moment we find ourselves in. 

 

The film humorously depicts the life of a typical mid century Japanese family whose two young boys, Minoru & Isamu, try to persuade their parents to purchase a television set for the home so they can be like their bohemian neighbours and watch the beloved Sumo matches. 

 

With the recent break of Spring, and warmer weather prevailing, we find inspiration in Minoru & Isamu who strike a line in the sand by protesting for their independence via silent strike and outdoor adventure. We look forward to a time when we all might be able to venture out again to enjoy a family picnic, sharing simple food like home cooked rice. 

 

We hope you are all finding ways of staying comfortable, safe & healthy while spending this fortuitous time with close family, or connecting with distant loved ones through the many means we have to be together and communicate. 

STORE LOCATION

 

279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC

V5T 1J7

 

E: info@itsumo.ca

P: 604 423 3679

Free Local Delivery

Free Local Delivery

Free Local Delivery

ITSUMO Free Local Delivery Option Added to Online Shop

Dear Customers,

As ITSUMO is a small, locally owned & operated independent retailer, we continue to explore ways to provide assistance to our community & our customers. Any online order we receive in the coming weeks & months will help to keep our shop running over the longer term, with the hopes of reopening our doors just as soon as possible.

As we all adjust to the circumstance we now face together, we at ITSUMO recognize all of us have extremely difficult decisions to make, with unanticipated priorities to fulfill. In this regard we appreciate tremendously any support our local and online community is capable of offering ITSUMO under the current circumstances.

For our valued clients located in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and both North & West Vancouver, we have added an option to choose free local delivery for online orders of any amount. We hope to add more local municipalities moving forward.

If this delivery option works for you, please select it from the shipping options during checkout at ITSUMO shop online. Please provide us with a mobile telephone number to arrange, by text message, delivery right outside your residence.

All ITSUMO orders are being sanitized before and during the shipping process.

Our local delivery service will be operated independently by ITSUMO and will occur twice a week.

Please feel free to contact us (info@itsumo.ca) in advance if you have any questions or special requests.

 

We continue to offer Local Pickup, Canada Post shipping for all Canadian & International orders, and USPS delivery for our clients in the US.

As a benefit to our clients outside the local area, free standard shipping is available on orders valued over $100.

 

We hope all of the products we offer at our ITSUMO shop can help bring comfort and practicality to your home during this difficult period of isolation, and these troubling times still find you and your family safe & healthy.

 

All our love and gratitude,

ITSUMO

Our Vancouver store temporarily closed.

Our Vancouver store temporarily closed.

Our Vancouver store temporarily closed.

As the situation in our community continues to intensify, we have decided to temporarily close our Vancouver ITSUMO shop. 

While this has been a difficult decision to make, with the fragility of our young business in mind, we do feel the interests of our community must come first.

We would like to offer our support to all independent entrepreneurs that have decided to keep their doors open during difficult times as this decision needs to be made on a case by case basis. Now is most definitely the time to find ways to support your local business community. The next several weeks will see economic hardship and loss of employment causing many favourite local shops and restaurants to permanently close their doors.

 

Our ITSUMO online store remains open as we continue to maximize efforts keeping our handmade products safe for you and your family.

We remain optimistic that together our community can win the immediate battle against this unseen spectre and resume full operation in the Spring. Until then please stay healthy and value the unscheduled time with immediate family and loved ones.

 

For any questions, please contact us via social cahnnels or at info@itsumo.ca

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Meguri on Bowen : Pop Up at Miki Tanaka Jewelry

Meguri on Bowen : Pop Up at Miki Tanaka Jewelry

Meguri on Bowen : Pop Up at Miki Tanaka Jewelry

We are excited to announce our ITSUMO seasonal Pop Up is back, this time on Bowen Island at jewelry designer Miki Tanaka’s beautiful atelier.


From August 8 – 18th, ITSUMO will be bringing a curated selection of Japanese glassware, tableware, vintage items and other household goods to Miki Tanaka’s jewelry atelier/gallery located in Artisan Square on Bowen Island, BC.

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MEGURI – the miracle of chance encounters

Please join us in celebrating the Summer season and a unique spiritual connection between Miki Tanaka Jewelry & ITSUMO.

ITSUMO
Lifestyle Pop Up Shop

2019. 08.08 Thu – 08.18 Sun
Open 10am – 5pm

MIKI TANAKA jewelry
585 Prometheus Place, Bowen Island, British Columbia
(lower Artisan Square) 

MEGURI – the miracle of chance encounters

When the sun and moon happen to meet in the sky, a magical eclipse occurs; a special and beautiful instant in time is created by a momentary connection, a chance encounter at just the right moment between two entities following their own paths. 

This idea that chance encounters carry with them endless potential for joyful occasions, fortuitous connections and happy accidents is what led to the partnership between Miki Tanaka x ITSUMO.

About MIKI TANAKA

Miki Tanaka jewelry presents a perfect compliment to the ITSUMO philosophy of cherishing people and objects that will endure through time.

The timeless nature of her designs make each piece ideal for passing down through generations, with carefully selected raw materials delicately hand finished to the highest quality.

After 18 years in New York, where she created her line in 2001, Miki now handcrafts her elegant metal jewelry out of her studio on Bowen Island, BC.

About ITSUMO

ITSUMO lifestyle goods present a perfect compliment to the high quality and delicate craftsmanship of Miki Tanaka jewelry. 

With a belief in products that are made by hand and from the heart, ITSUMO celebrates the quiet joy in daily routines with Japanese goods and crafts that become your essential tools for everyday life. Take pleasure in slowing down with items that are as beautiful as they are functional, and rediscover an essential connection to your home.

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