Summer Pop-up – Sukui on Bowen Island

Summer Pop-up – 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...

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st, 2021) On this During National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st, 2021), during National Indigenous Peoples Month (June), and at all times throughout the year, ITSUMO recognizes our shared responsibility to not only reflect...

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Online Special Gift

Online Special Gift

Free Kinchaku Bag  For a limited time, ITSUMO will be gifting our online customers a charming kinchaku pouch for orders over $100.  Commonly named as "kinchaku" in Japanese, these drawstring pouches are locally handsewn with Japanese fabrics, some with lovely sashiko...

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Temporary Shipping Notice

Temporary Shipping Notice

Temporary Shipping Notice Updated May 13th, 2021   All online orders that have been placed after Friday May 14th will be shipped out once a week every Friday (instead of every day) effective May 21st until July. ⁠We apologize for any inconveniences to our...

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Online Spring Special

Online Spring Special

Online Spring Special For a limited time, we will be offering an exclusive ITSUMO incense sachet for our online orders over $100.  Packaged in a beautifully hand sewn linen bag that is washable and reusable, inside each of these sachets holds "Mushiyoke-koh" (虫よけ香),...

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Thankful for the New Year

Thankful for the New Year

Jet-lagged. Though I didn't travel at all this year, it's the word that may be the closest description for how I'm feeling personally as we each attempt to fly through the psychological and social turbulence of our moment in history. A strange journey, 2020, the...

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2020 Holiday Shipping Guide

2020 Holiday Shipping Guide

2020 Holiday Shipping Guide If you’re looking to send a gift this holiday, please check our guide (deadlines) to help you plan when to order your holiday gifts to ensure it arrives before Sunday, December 25, 2020. At Itsumo we strive to process your order as quickly...

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One Year

One Year

Just a couple of days ago, I was looking at the calendar on the wall as usual, with my eyes following our small notes, highlights, arrows... that we scribbled daily behind the desk. At November 2nd stopped my eyes. This day marks a special one for us as we celebrate...

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IKE | いけ  Joji Fukushima Exhibition

IKE | いけ Joji Fukushima Exhibition

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...

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Art by Juanasialuk Irqumia, 1964   June 21st, 2020 On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we at ITSUMO wanted to take a moment to recognize the inspiration we find daily from the cultural contribution made by First Nations artists; members of communities...

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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...

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REOPENING

REOPENING

  Saturday June 6th, 2020   279 East 6th Ave, Vancouver BCCOVID SAFETY PLAN SOCIAL DISTANCING Maximum 6 customers can be accommodated in the shop at any time. Please wait in line outside until our staff can welcome you in.  Please maintain 2m distance while...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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ITSUMO STORE OPEN

ITSUMO STORE OPEN

We are thrilled to share exting news. ITSUMO Shop is now open. Located at 279 East 6th Ave. Vancouver BC.   Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 18:00 Sun: 12:00 - 17:00   More news to follow soon!

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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...

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SUPER MARSHMALLOW TOWEL – BEIGE

SUPER MARSHMALLOW TOWEL – BEIGE

UCHINO Super Marshmallow Towel - Beige Like its name, this towel is even lighter than it looks and so soft you’d think it might melt.  The miracle towel “Super Marshmallow” combines softness like marshmallows.  Made exclusively with the high-quality Grade 1 Xinjian...

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FORM AND FUNCTION

FORM AND FUNCTION

REFINED FORM AND THE PRACTICAL QUALITY OF DESIGN The intersection of design where harmony is found between aesthetic, function, form and ingenuity.FEATURING... SORI YANAGI Stainless Kettle Ceramic Citrus Juicer Enamel Container Bird Lemon Squeezer Yumiko Iihoshi -...

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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...

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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...

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DAILY RITUAL

DAILY RITUAL

FINDING CONTENTMENT WITHIN DAILY RITUAL Striving for a calm quality of life by investing in refined routines. FEATURING... Kumidashi Teacup Oval Teapot with Back Handle Oak Tray Copper Tea Canister Zen Charcoal Gauze & Pile Towel Tenugui

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PATINA

PATINA

PATINA - ELEGANCE OF AGEING Patina: graceful metamorphosis found within the inevitable evolution of Time. FEATURING... Copper Kettle Copper Tea Canister   Many other special antiques and vintage items featured in this photo are available at our Pop Up Shop that...

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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,...

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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... Iga Donabe Rice Pot Iga Dobin Teapot...

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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...

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POP-UP SHOP INVITATION

POP-UP SHOP INVITATION

Our Fall/Winter Pop Up Shop opens from Nov 14th until Dec 24th at 478 Union Street, Vancouver BC. Looking forward to seeing you there!  

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NEW ARRIVALS – HOMSPUN APRON

NEW ARRIVALS – HOMSPUN APRON

Made with soft Japanese cotton, this is a full-length wrap apron with a large front patch pocket. The fabric is long and wide.  It creates a silhouette like Kimono when worn.  Both the length and the waist width are easily adjustable. Either fitted or loose, you can...

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NEW ARRIVALS – UCHINO Bath Robes

NEW ARRIVALS – UCHINO Bath Robes

LIGHTWEIGHT WAFFLE ROBE: Simple, elegant, unbelievably light & soft: UCHINO’s Light Weight Waffle Robe, made of 100% cotton, is woven with a unique hollow yarn of exceptional quality, utilizing crevices within the yarn itself to generously capture air. The fluffy...

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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...

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BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL

"A sense of colour is a lifetime treasure."    Diary, photographs or drawings, etc. How do you keep your memory of the seasonal journey?   Gekkoso sketchbooks and the stationery are our favorite tools to always take notes and enjoy...

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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...

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SUMMER GREETING CARDS

SUMMER GREETING CARDS

A beautiful selection of silkscreen postcards is available for purchase during our Summer Pop Up Shop. * * * In Japan, "Shochu-Mimai" (early Summer) or "Zansho-Mimai" (late Summer) greeting cards are sent to friends and acquaintances as summer greetings to wish them...

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TEA TIME

TEA TIME

Shop for Tea Time Copper Tea Canister Mugiwarate Teacup Iga Teacup Iga Dobin Teapot Organic Hojicha* Tea Leaves directly from Japan is available for purchase during our ITSUMO Summer Pop Up Shop. (limited quantity) (*Mild roasted tea)

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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...

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New Season, New Website

New Season, New Website

Hello! We are excited to share our ITSUMO Web Shop with you. Hope you enjoy and explore our curated selection of traditional & handmade Japanese products, now available for purchase online.   While here in ITSUMO Journal, look out for the upcoming news...

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NEW ARRIVAL – SORI YANAGI

NEW ARRIVAL – SORI YANAGI

Sori Yanagi is the representative industrial designer of Japan. He was consistent with customer’s point of view, and considered design with making model by himself. He designed many works which enriched daily life and could be used long term. Born in 1915 as a son of...

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UNJOUR

UNJOUR

French for ‘One Day’ Yumiko Iihoshi’s unjour series of tableware is inspired by the relaxing moments we enjoy throughout our day; in the morning, afternoon or evening.

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COMING SOON

COMING SOON

  NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON Our website is currently under construction. We're working hard to get our new website launched this summer.Thank you for your understanding and patience.  

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HANDY BROOMS

HANDY BROOMS

Good tools always make your job easier. These little brooms don't take too much space in your house. Keep them close to your desk or hang them on a wall. Quick and easy, and safe for the environment.  

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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...

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CUSTOMER APPRECIATION 2017.12.26

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION 2017.12.26

    We wanted to say thank you one more time before we finally close our doors, at least until the next ITSUMO popup event in Late Spring, 2018. Please join us at the shop, Tuesday, December 26th, 12-5pm for a wee taste of Sake, Tea, Beer and a final ounce...

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MORE NEW ARRIVALS

MORE NEW ARRIVALS

Thank you for your patience! We have just received new arrivals as well as more stock on some of the popular items.   We offer a complimentary gift wrapping service. Please feel free to ask at your check out.

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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

01 and ITSUMO invite you to celebrate the holidays and the launch of the new 01 studio space at 478 Union Street. Our pop up shop will have a special section along with the evening event. Please come visit to find our selection of Japanese goods and crafts focuses on...

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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

Last minute gift shopping?   Our pop-up shop is open till 8pm every night (Sunday till 6pm). During the busy season for all the dinner parties and holiday event, we're here to assist you to find the perfect Christmas gifts and inspiration.

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POP-UP SHOP OPEN

POP-UP SHOP OPEN

Hello!   ITSUMO Lifestyle Pop-up Shop is now open. We are here till December 24th. If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by. We'll have some hot tea for all customers on the cold days.     Address 478 Union Street Strathcona, Vancouver, BC (Map)...

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POP-UP SHOP INVITATION

POP-UP SHOP INVITATION

Our pop-up shop is open now till December 24th. You can also find the details in our flyers avaibale at our shop or some local bussinesses.

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ITSUMO POP UP SHOP FW2017

ITSUMO POP UP SHOP FW2017

A Whisper of Winter The Warmth of Home   Our seasonal pop-up shop will open from November 16th to December 24th in the Strathcona neighborhood of Vancouver, BC. We seek out beautiful, modest products - ones that bring quiet joy to everyday life. Honest objects...

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About ITSUMO

About ITSUMO

    ITSUMO reflects an effort to reconnect with the joy of the everyday. The useful. The enduring.   Our selection of Japanese goods and crafts focuses on three core elements: 衣(dress), 食(eat) 住(dwell). We seek out beautiful, modest products — ones that...

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STORE LOCATION

 

279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7

 

Hours

12:00 - 18:00: Wed - Sat

12:00 - 17:00: Sun

Closed: Mon & Tue

 

E: info@itsumo.ca

P: 604 423 3679

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