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WA-BAGEL Pop Up Part 3

WA-BAGEL Pop Up Part 3

WA-BAGEL POP UPPart 3 with New FlavoursSaturday July 20 & Sunday July 21 It's back again! We are so excited to announce that WA-BAGEL POP UP returns with an exciting new menu including Strawb...

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WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO Pop Up Market

WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO Pop Up Market

WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO POP UP MARKETPart 2 with Extra Goodies2024. Sat. May 18 - Mon. May 20 It's back! We are so excited to announce that WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO POP UP returns with extra delights. Fol...

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buoy (up) - Mao Eto Ceramic Art

buoy (up) - Mao Eto Ceramic Art

 Mao Eto Ceramic Art buoy (up) Curious charm of the impractical 2024.04.13 Sat - 04.28 Sun Please join us for an exclusive viewing of ceramic art works by Mao Eto. It opens from April 13th Satu...

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WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO Pop Up

WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO Pop Up

WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO POP UP  Join us for the WA-BAGEL x ITSUMO pop-up this coming long weekend of Spring!   We are excited to announce this very first food pop-up in collaboration with Vancouver's ...

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Happy New Year 2024!

Happy New Year 2024!

Happy New Year! Thank you for all your visits and support this past year. 2023 wasn’t our easiest 12 months, that’s for sure. But our dear ITSUMO friends—and our wonderful store team—you are alway...

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Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule

Thank you so much for all your visits and support this past year. We wish every one of you a wonderful holiday of relaxation, reflection, and precious time to spend with friends, family and loved ...

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Holiday Shipping Guide 2023

Holiday Shipping Guide 2023

If you’re looking to send a gift this holiday, please check our guide which includes shipping deadlines to help you plan when to order holiday gifts for your family & friends, and to ensure it...

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Made in Tsubamesanjo  新潟 燕三条 2023

Made in Tsubamesanjo 新潟 燕三条 2023

Made in Tsubamesanjo Traditional Craftsmanship October 14 ~ December 24, 2023 Following tremendous interest last year, ITSUMO is pleased to welcome back our Made in Tsubamesanjo Event. Offering a ...

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Ebb & Flow – Ceramics and Artwork by Janice Wong

Ebb & Flow – Ceramics and Artwork by Janice Wong

ITSUMO and SORT are pleased to announce a solo exhibition of multidisciplinary artist Janice Wong from November through December.

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Winter Light

Winter Light

The first snow of the season has fallen, the temperature is getting colder with each passing day. As we head deep into the winter months, there are many things to look forward to.

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October 23 – 霜降 Soukou

October 23 – 霜降 Soukou

We decided to use late harvest Portuguese peppers, walnuts, and Sen’s homemade miso to make these brown rice miso onigiri to celebrate the concept of 名残 nagori.

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October 9 – 寒露 Kanro

October 9 – 寒露 Kanro

Featured today is the traditional Japanese autumn dish, 茄子田楽 Nasu Dengaku. Sen used her homemade miso, that she started in the spring, to make a sweet miso glaze to dress the grilled eggplants.

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September 23 – 秋分 Shuubun

September 23 – 秋分 Shuubun

In Japan, the equinox is a day of reflection when families gather and pay respect to their loved ones, spend time together and connect over food.

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September 8 – 白露 Hakuro

September 8 – 白露 Hakuro

With the last of the summer heat remaining and the recurring theme of dew during this micro season, we thought a classic Japanese sweet called 心太 Tokoroten would be fitting and refreshing.

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August 2022

August 2022

Hello friends, Our team has put together a seasonal newsletter to provide you shop news, inspiration & culture as we move through the seasons together. With Labour Day approaching, we are noti...

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July 7 – 小暑 Shousho (Tanabata)

July 7 – 小暑 Shousho (Tanabata)

One of the customs in Japan for tanabata is to write wishes on thin strips of paper called 短冊 tanzaku and hang them on fronds of bamboo. Many households will have a length of bamboo displayed with ...

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June 21 – 夏至 Geshi

June 21 – 夏至 Geshi

To celebrate the beginning of summer, Sen surprised us with her homemade Strawberry Ichigo Daifuku mochi. The daifuku mochi is one of our favourite treats, especially with the first strawberries of...

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June 6 – 芒種 Bōushu

June 6 – 芒種 Bōushu

芒種 Bōushu directly translates to “awn-types” and grains with awns would be sown in the ground by Bōushu and prepared for the rainy season.

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May 21 – 小満 Shouman

May 21 – 小満 Shouman

For celebrating shouman today, Sen made Ayame-mochi; a classic Japanese confection inspired by the beautiful purple irises.

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May 5 – 立夏 Rikka

May 5 – 立夏 Rikka

As the sun gets higher in the sky everyday, we start to get longer days and begin transitioning into more summer-like weather with rikka (立夏) or “Summer Arises”.

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April 20 – 穀雨 Kokuu

April 20 – 穀雨 Kokuu

For celebrating Kokuu, Sen has made these spring treats called 草餅 kusa-mochi, sticky rice dumplings with young yomogi herbs (Artemisia princeps) that are filled with a sweet red bean paste. Kusamoc...

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April 4 – 清明 Seimei

April 4 – 清明 Seimei

The salted sakura sable cookies that Sen made invoke a happy feeling of springtime, anticipating the arrival of new growth and all the different varieties of cherry blossoms we have growing in Vanc...

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March 21 – 春分 Shunbun no Hi

March 21 – 春分 Shunbun no Hi

Every spring we look forward to receiving Japanese baskets made during the long winter season from the snowy part of Japan. 

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March 5 – 啓蟄 Keichitsu

March 5 – 啓蟄 Keichitsu

For this bright start of spring season, what we have here today is 桜餅 Sakuramochi, a spring specialty and one of our favourite Japanese sweets to make to enjoy while watching the plums and sakura b...

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March 3 – 桃の節句 Momo-no-Sekku (Hinamatsuri)

March 3 – 桃の節句 Momo-no-Sekku (Hinamatsuri)

Because Peach blossoms begin to bloom around this time and they were used to ward off bad omens, this March 3rd day is sometimes called 桃の節句 Peach Sekku.

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Japanese Shears and Gardening Tools

Japanese Shears and Gardening Tools

Stunningly handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen in Tsubamesanjo using their traditional techniques and knowledge, a selection of essential Japanese tools for gardening are now available.

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February 19 – 雨水 Usui

February 19 – 雨水 Usui

This little wagashi models its cute shape to this songbird and is called an uguisu mochi. Filled with sweet bean paste, they are only served during spring when these birds hold their spring choirs.

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February 4 – 立春 Risshun

February 4 – 立春 Risshun

Sweetened sticky rice wrapped in tsubaki leaves are one of oldest recorded wagashi-style sweets mentioned in Japanese literature.

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February 3 – 節分 Setsubun

February 3 – 節分 Setsubun

It was thought that Setsubun was a day when the boundaries between our world and the spirit world were blurred and special measures were taken to prevent any evil spirits bringing bad luck into a h...

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Made in Tsubamesanjo 新潟 燕三条

Made in Tsubamesanjo 新潟 燕三条

This month of February, Itsumo presents an exciting new line of housewares from Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture.

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Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022

2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger (壬寅, みずのえとら, mizunoetora). It is said to represent the auspiciousness of beginning anew and nurturing what has been born.

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Ha Plates 葉皿 – Joji Fukushima Feature Sale

Ha Plates 葉皿 – Joji Fukushima Feature Sale

ITSUMO is pleased to have another opportunity to invite Vancouver based artist Joji Fukushima for his final exclusive sale featuring his hand-crafted wooden plates “Ha Plates 葉皿”.

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Summer Pop-Up – Sukui on Bowen Island

Summer Pop-Up – Sukui on Bowen Island

Miki Tanaka Jewelry and ITSUMO will come together once more for a pop-up event on Bowen Island. This year’s theme is Sukui すくい , a Japanese expression which means “to scoop”.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

In an effort to try to contribute to positive change in our local communities, ITSUMO continues to support indigenous-led organizations whose mandate it is to help promote education, healing and re...

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Thankful for the New Year

Thankful for the New Year

2020 has forced many of us to take time to slow down, reflect and to always be thankful.

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One Year

One Year

The images from our photo album show a small part of our visual memories from the days we spent behind the closed doors approaching to the opening day.

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