Summer Pop-up – Sukui on Bowen Island

Summer Pop-up – Sukui on Bowen Island

Summer Pop-up – Sukui on Bowen Island

Itsumo summer pop-up at Miki Tanaka Jewelry - Sukui on Bowen Island

すくい Sukui on Bowen Island

ITSUMO
Summer Pop Up at MIKI TANAKA jewelry
585 Prometheus Place, Bowen Island, BC
(Lower Artisan Square)

2021 August 12th Thursday – 22nd Sunday
Open everyday 10am – 4pm

Sukui (to scoop)

Following up on their 2019 “Meguri – the miracle of chance encounters” pop-up collaboration, 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”.

Humans have used the action of scooping since ancient times in order to transfer just the right amount of substance from one vessel to another. Often, your own two hands can serve as the perfect tool, functioning as a natural measuring device for the ideal amount of whatever it is you might desire. This idea of scooping up and carrying with you just enough of what you need drives the theme behind this year’s pop-up collaboration. Take only what you require, and let the excess drop away.

Featuring a curated selection of products from both ITSUMO and Miki Tanaka, the pop-up shop will be held at Miki Tanaka’s Artisan Square atelier on Bowen Island, from August 12th to 22nd. There will be handcrafted home products, including one-of-a-kind antiques from Japan, along with a line of handmade objects by Miki Tanaka, produced exclusively for this event. Many of these unique pieces will only be available for purchase during the Sukui pop-up.

We hope to see you there.

About Miki Tanaka

Originally from Izu Peninsula, Japan, Miki Tanaka made the journey to North America at the age of 20 to study painting and metal smithing at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Soon after, she moved to New York city and completed her studies at Cooper Union and Parsons School of Design. It was in New York in 2001, she started Miki Tanaka Jewelry and began selling it in emerging stores in NYC and across the world. In 2017, Miki and her husband Bob opened the studio/gallery on Bowen Island, BC, where she continues to develop her unique organic precision style as a jewelry designer and metalsmith. She enjoys finding the perfect visual balance and loves to discover patterns while she creates these unique jewelry forms. To ensure that each piece meets highest quality standards, she considers the longevity of her products and carefully selects her pure materials while making each piece by hand.

About ITSUMO

Take pleasure in an unhurried lifestyle and reconnect with useful objects made and meant for daily enjoyment.

Based in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC, ITSUMO carries a selection of Japanese goods and crafts that celebrate the quiet joy of everyday life. Focusing on three core elements – 衣食住 Dress, Eat, Dwell – ITSUMO seeks out beautiful, yet essential tools for living, made by hand and crafted from natural elements, often using centuries-old traditional Japanese techniques. “Itsumo”

is the Japanese word for always, everyday, continuously and forever; and each product carries with it, both the history of its craft and the potential for a lifetime of use.

IKE | いけ  Joji Fukushima Exhibition

IKE | いけ Joji Fukushima Exhibition

IKE | いけ Joji Fukushima Exhibition

IKE by Joji Fukushima Exhibition at ITSUMO 2020

An exploration of the connection between ponds and vessels.

ITSUMO is pleased to invite Vancouver based artist Joji Fukushima for an exclusive event featuring his handcrafted wooden products.

Comprised of over one hundred wooden bowls, cups and plates, Ike exhibition explores the connections between two familiar objects: ponds and vessels. In combination, the unique pieces gathered on the presentation platform evoke a landscape, inspired by the essence of a pond. Within this moment of organization, Fukushima invites viewers to explore a juxtaposition of two previously unrelated entities. 

Each vessel is numbered and etched with the Japanese word “ike” (pond); a reminder of Fukushima’s ongoing exploration of the hidden connections found between similar yet divergent forms; parallels, often experienced in life, which Fukushima finds useful as a means of understanding  that help guide a sensible evolution of culture.

IKE | いけ Joji Fukushima Exhibition

Thursday October 22 – December 2020

279 East 6th Ave. Vancouver, BC

Wed – Sat: 12:00 – 18:00
Sun: 12:00 – 17:00
Mon & Tue: By Appointment

 

◉ All exhibiting items available for sale.

 

Joji Fukushima

Born in Japan, Joji Fukushima came to Canada as a teenager and now operates a/i studio, a multi disciplinary workshop providing design and fabrication services.

 

His wooden furniture designs are a combination of simplicity and thoughtful functionality, and are often born out of everyday necessity and the idea of adapting objects to suit individual needs.
His connection to the materials is evident, regularly using offcuts of wood to minimize waste and change the way we view and interact with seemingly basic items.  a/i studio is currently located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
a/i studio
www.i-divides-a.com
@i_divides_a
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.

THANK YOU – Fall/Winter POP UP SHOP

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

FALL/WINTER POP UP SHOP

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.

THANK YOU – SUMMER POP-UP SHOP

THANK YOU – SUMMER POP-UP SHOP

THANK YOU – SUMMER POP-UP SHOP

All photos taken by Lori Kiessling

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

It was great to be back again in the beautiful neighborhood of Strathcona this  Summer.

So happy to be able to say hello to all our favorite customers after the long break from the previous pop-up, and it was also exciting to meet new neighbors and customers who came through our door this time.

From the moment we opened the door till the very last second when we closed the door, every day was filled with joy and happiness thanks to all of your warm support and love.

Thank you so much for stopping by, sharing your stories, and smiles.

 

Hope everyone had an excellent Summer.

We look forward to seeing you again at our next pop-up shop, which will open this Fall/Winter.

 

Team ITSUMO

 

*Special thanks to Lori Kiessling for the beautiful photos!

ITSUMO SUMMER FLEA

ITSUMO SUMMER FLEA

ITSUMO SUMMER FLEA

itsumo SUMMER FLEA

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August

 

There will be a special selection of antiques and vintage items available for sale exclusively during our Summer pop-up shop.

Please stop by and say hello!

ITSUMO Pop Up Shop

Wednesday 15 August – Monday 03 September

 

*Summer Flea will open from Saturday 18th August.

 

Address:

478 Union Street, Vancouver BC

 

Hours:

12pm – 8pm

ITSUMO POP UP SHOP – SUMMER 2018

ITSUMO POP UP SHOP – SUMMER 2018

ITSUMO POP UP SHOP – SUMMER 2018

ITSUMO seasonal pop-up shop is back!

Open from August 15th Wednesday until September 3rd Monday.

 

Our product range focuses on tableware, housewares, textiles and kitchen tools, all born from traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

In addition to the products now available online, unique in-store-only items will be available at our ITSUMO Summer Pop Up Shop.

 

If you live in Vancouver, or if you’re planning to visit,
please come and say hello.

We look forward to sharing the ITSUMO experience with you.

Dates:

2018.08.15 Wednesday – 09.03 Monday

Hours:

12pm – 8pm

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

For everyone who visited our local pop-up shop this winter, our team is truly grateful for all your warm and kind support for ITSUMO.

 

It was great meeting single one of you. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and the winter holiday with your loved ones.

 

We look forward to seeing you again at our next pop-up shop in the new year.

 

Team ITSUMO

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