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September Shop Hours

September Shop Hours

September Shop Hours

itsumo-online special promotion-free handmade round linen coatser for online orders

September Shop Hours

Open 

Wednesday ~ Saturday: 12:00 – 18:00

Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00

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Closed

Monday & Tuesday

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NEWS

Instagram – New account

Instagram – New account

Instagram – New account

itsumo-online special promotion-free handmade round linen coatser for online orders

To all our ITSUMO friends,

We apologize for our recent online absence. Our original @itsumolife Instagram account has been compromised. The library of images and product information that we had built over the past 5+ years was lost.

As we make every effort to recover our contents, we have decided to start a fresh Instagram account, @itsumolifestyle, so as to keep in contact with you.

Thank you kindly for your patience. Please let us know if you have been hoping to contact us through social media.

We hope you will continue to follow and look forward to sharing our ITSUMO life. 

ITSUMO team.

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Reopening January 22, 2022

Reopening January 22, 2022

Reopening January 22, 2022

Due to the ongoing health challenges in our community, we continue to prioritize the well being & safety of both our ITSUMO team and our beloved customers. We will delay our 2022 reopening until Saturday, January 22. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us via IG or email if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing & serving you all once again just as soon as we get past this current time of stress for our healthcare community & all of the frontline workers. Thank you kindly for your patience & understanding.

[ Shop Hours ]

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday: 12pm – 6pm

Friday: 12pm – 6pm

Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

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Shop Hours – January 2022

Shop Hours – January 2022

Shop Hours – January 2022

Our shop is closed until January 14th, 2022.

We will open from Saturday, January 15th  22nd, 2022. Thank you.

[ Shop Hours ]

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: By appointment only

Wednesday: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday: 12pm – 6pm

Friday: 12pm – 6pm

Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

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Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022

2021 was a time of resilience. Our year began with a renewed search for hope. Miraculously effective vaccines were delivered, and we began to emerge from what we hope had been the most uncertain time of the past many months. At that same time, we were reminded of the challenging new realities of climate change. In light of these difficult but not insurmountable problems, we commit that our work and responsibilities to our community must continue every day.  

 

2022 is the year of Tiger. Although it did not originate in Japan, the Chinese zodiac, and the 12 animals that represent it, have been embraced by Japanese traditions wholeheartedly, and it is an inherent part of daily Japanese life & culture. On New Year’s Day, we cherish and learn about the meanings of the symbolic animal, enriching ourselves with a sense of fresh prospect and possibilities for the year ahead.

The tiger was thought to be a star whose predecessor shines in the night sky due to its golden fur pattern. Seen as a powerful animal, along with the lion, the Tiger presents an image of strength and authority, and also has a is a symbol of wisdom followed by firm decision. Specifically, 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.

We hope that the year 2022 will be a cornerstone of revitalized growth, sprouting through the harsh winter as a new daily life begins.

 

We would like to thank all our valued customers and trusted community for their continued support over the past couple of challenging years. It has been an absolute pleasure to serve each and every one of you. We remain tremendously grateful for all of the kind encouragement and loving support offered to us each and every day. 

We look forward to the many good things to come in 2022, and to seeing everyone in the new year when the circumstances in our community most certainly begin to improve.

 

Once again, thank you so much.

From all of us at ITSUMO, we wish you & all your loved ones a safe, healthy and brilliant start to the New Year.

2021 Holiday Shipping Guide

2021 Holiday Shipping Guide

2021 Holiday Shipping Guide

If you’re looking to send a gift this holiday, please follow our Holiday Shipping Guide to help you plan when to order your holiday gifts to ensure it arrives before December 25, 2021.

 

Order Deadlines

[Canadian Orders]

  • All orders going to Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon are recommended to be placed by Saturday, December 4th

 

  • All orders going to British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, and Ontario must be placed by Saturday, December 11th

 

  • All local orders coming from and to Vancouver are recommended to be placed by Saturday, December 18th

 

  • Canadian Express Order Deadline: Saturday, December 18th

 

[U.S. Orders]

All U.S orders must be placed by Saturday, December 11th

[International Orders]

Due to impacts of COVID-19, high volume of shipments and the unavailability of transportation, international orders are experiencing delays. As a result, delivery dates are not guaranteed, therefore shipping guideline dates for international orders can not be provided at this time. 

Please find this link to Chit Chats (our drop-off facility) for updates on international mail services.

Gift Wrap

One of our special services we offer at ITSUMO is our complimentary gift wrapping, which is beautiful and thoughtful. If you would like your item(s) wrapped, please make sure to leave a note during checkout, or e-mail us with your order number.

Notes

At ITSUMO we strive to process your order as quickly and carefully as possible. Of course, sending gifts early is the best way to avoid any issues but we cannot guarantee the delivery date. Therefore we advise all customers are responsible for ensuring orders are placed in time for your parcels arrival. If we are experiencing higher than normal volume we will reach out to let you know. 

2021 Holiday Operating Hours

2021 Holiday Operating Hours

Starting Tuesday November 9th, our shop in Vancouver BC will open on Tuesdays from 12 – 6pm additional to our regular operating hours till the end of the year. We look forward to assisting your seasonal shopping!

2021 Holiday Operating Hours⁠

[ from November 9th ~ December 31st ]

12:00 ~ 18:00: Tuesday ~ Saturday

12:00 ~ 17:00: Sunday

Closed: Monday

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 Shop Location 

279 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1J7

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Customer Service

Phone: 604-423-3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca

National Indigenous Peoples Day

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 on the incredible cultures, histories & traditions of the many resilient peoples, nations & communities that have endured and persevered through centuries of colonial hegemony, apartheid & spiritual decimation; but also to embrace an ongoing opportunity to continue our own introspective reckoning of the many ways that we are each personally complicit with the systems & institutions that continue to marginalize and oppress indigenous communities around the globe today.

We recognize that we are guests on unceded land, known in our local region as the traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) Nations.

At ITSUMO, what started as a pure enthusiasm and deep respect for indigenous arts and craftsmanship has resulted in an evolving awakening of learning and unlearning; a burgeoning awareness of the continuing oppression and devastation of indigenous communities whose people & cultures have been stifled & suppressed by our systemic institutions of post colonial power.

As we continue to discover connections between the textiles and crafts of global indigenous artists and those of ancient Japanese communities and craftspeople, we recognize the tremendous value we place on the connection ITSUMO shares with indigenous cultures, and also with the natural world and all of its precious resources.

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 reconciliation.⁠ A few of these groups are listed below. Each of these, and many more, can be supported through the Canadahelps charitable organization website.

Inuit Art Foundation⁠
Indian Residential School Survivors Society⁠
Legacy of Hope Foundation⁠
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto⁠
Yukon Arts Centre Corporation⁠
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada⁠

 

Art: Pitaloosie Saila (Cape Dorset), Tattooed Sun, 1988, Stonecut.

Online Special Gift

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 details making each one unique and one of a kind. Use them to carry small items like accessories, face masks, cosmetics, snacks, or even lucky charms! They vary in different sizes and colours and will be chosen at random. Available until quantities last.

 

Free shipping

Free shipping will be offered for orders over $200 including an ITSUMO Kinchaku Bag.

 

(Offer valid until supplies last.)

About Kinchaku Bag (巾着袋)

 

Kinchaku is a traditional Japanese purse or handbag, typically with a drawstring. ‘Kin’ means fabric and ‘Chaku’ means to put on. Kinchaku was created to carry personal belongings or sometimes Lunch box and utensils.

Ways to use…

These pouches are a great way to organize drawers, bags, or closets to put away small items such as headphones, keys, jewelry, toys, and even a face mask! Or use them as a reusable gift wrap and make it extra special.

One of a kind…

Carefully hand sewn locally in Vancouver, these charming pouches are made of cotton or linen fabric gathered together with a linen drawstring, some finished with sashiko stitching detail to create a simple and elegant pouch to accessorize your home and hold small possessions.

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 wonderful customers and appreciate your patience!⁠

If you have any concerns regarding your order or shipping schedule, please email us at info@itsumo.ca anytime, or feel free to phone 604-423-3679 during our operating hours.

Thank you.

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