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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.

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

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

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

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 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

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