Asano Washi Lamps

Created by world-renowned designer Shigeru Uchida, these washi paper lampshades are flat-packed in boxes and rise out like a soft piece of silk. The glow is soothing and warm; a mood maker for any room.

Asano Washi Lamps | Tortoise General Store

Adding a touch of joy to your everyday moments

Summer Tenugui Prints

We've just received everyone's favorite, latest summer tenugui patterns! Made from soft, hand-dyed cotton, these cloths are a staple in Japanese tradition.

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KINTO Tumblers

A stylish, eco-conscious solution to disposable drinkware.
KINTO Tumbler | tortoise general store

Kosuga Items to Brighten Your Days!

For over five generations, Kyoto's Kohchosai Kosuga has been studying bamboo, which is a type of plant. Since 1898, they've been learning about its beauty and how it can be used in many ways.

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SHIHARA Earrings

Sparkle into the Brighter Season!

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@Aroma Foaming Hand Soaps | Tortoise General Store
Kekkai | Tortoise General Store

Current & Future Happenings in store

May 17th - 26th, 2024

5W Clothing Trunk Show

5W (Five Double) is a fashion brand designed by Satoshi Ono with the concept of Relax/Modern/Japan. The brand offers unisex clothing designed to harmonize with each wearer.

The designer will be present on the 17th, 18th, and 19th.

May 25th & 26th, 2024

Good Company
Mano Del Sur and Casa Ysasi

We're reaching a milestone with our Good Company series, and we're celebrating with a delightful double feature! Join us for Mano Del Sur with Shuko Clouse, and Casa Ysasi with Patricio and Iñigo Hernandez-Ysasi. They are both former Tortoise staff members!

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June 1st & 2nd, 2024

KYOTO Experience
Craftsmen Event at TGS

Taka from Kaikado and Toru from Kanaami Tsuji in Kyoto will be back to offer you an authentic Kyoto experience at TGS. you can pre-order our non-regular items as special orders before their visit.

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June 29th & 30th, 2024

The Secrets of Recipe-Free
Japanese Cooking

“Picklestone” is a glass pot that makes it easy to create Japanese traditional pickles called “Tsukemono”.

Its pre-order and workshop tickets will be TBA.
The products will be available the weekend.

July 5th - 14th, 2024

Indigo and Natural Dye Experience
by Takarajima Senko

Only traditional hand-dyeing methods and natural botanical dyes are used at the connections through dyeing in the green fields of countryside in Fukuoka, the southern part of Japan.

Their beautiful clothes and accessories will be available for purchase during the two weeks.

July 27th - Aug 18th, 2024

Explore A Whimsical World
by Mitsuru Koga

He had an art show in 2008 and we continued to have his shows frequently until the pandemic. Now, he will be back! Details of the exhibited artworks are TBA, but prepare to explore his whimsical world.

TGS Weekly Newsletter - May 15, 2024

Kyoto Experience on 6/1 and 6/2 and the Pre-Orders end today!  5W Trunk Show starts this Friday!

Hasami Porcelain | Designed by Takuhiro Shinomoto of Tortoise


Designed by Takuhiro Shinomoto of Tortoise

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Sori Yanagi

The Iconic Post-War Industrial Designer for the Kitchen and Home

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Sori Yanagi Stainless Steel Flatware | Tortoise General Store

Tenugui Cloth

Traditional 100% cotton, hand-dyed multi-functional Japanese textiles

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