Limited sale until March 10th, 2024

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The Toaster - Limited Color

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Limited sale until March 10th, 2024

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The Lantern - Limited Color

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New Mitsuru Koga Art Pieces are in

Renowned artist Mitsuru Koga has impressed us once again with his latest artworks. Celebrating the beauty found in ordinary things, Koga's artistry fills us with wonder.

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Find beauty of unique shapes

NOVEM takes a distinctive approach by emphasizing Kutani's shape

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Personalize your journey with customizable Traveler's Notebook

Find what works for you and get ready for your next trip.
Check out our whole Traveler's Notebook collection to see more.

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HASAMI PORCELAIN Mugs

Now Available in White

HPW021 - Mug Gloss White Large ø 3.3/8" | Tortoise General Store
HPW020 - Mug Gloss White Medium ø 3.3/8" | Tortoise General Store

Although we love coffee, it is time to give tea some spotlight

IPPODO Tea
IPPODO Tea

New & Restock Items

 
Hinoki Tissue Cube | Tortoise General Store
 
Asano Washi Lamps | Tortoise General Store
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Dashi Dream by Studio Cue - tortoise general store
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TGS Weekly Newsletter - Feb 22, 2024

New Casio Watches are in! And Celebrate BALMUDA 20th Anniversary with us!

HASAMI PORCELAIN

Modular, Multi-Functional Ceramicware: Designed by Takuhiro Shinomoto of Tortoise

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Hasami Porcelain | Designed by Takuhiro Shinomoto of Tortoise
Sori Yanagi - tortoise general store

Sori Yanagi

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

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JAPAN'S HOUSEHOLD HIT

BALMUDA

Luxury Japanese Appliances for Home and Lifestyle

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ANUNFOLD

Our Go-To-Bag: Unisex, Lightweight and Made From VEC Nylon with Eco-Friendly Dyes

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TGS BLOG

News, Stories, Insights, and More

Featured on California Homes Nov/Dec Issue - tortoise general store

Featured on California Homes Nov/Dec Issue

We were featured on California Homes, the magazine of Architecture, the Arts and Distinctive Design in the Nov/Dec issue!  A big thank you for the incredible...

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HASAMI PORCELAIN x SHIHARA: Grey Collection Installation at Shihara Tokyo White Space! - tortoise general store

HASAMI PORCELAIN x SHIHARA: Grey Collection Installation at Shihara Tokyo White Space!

HASAMI PORCELAIN ' The Grey Collection' is currently showing at SHIHARA Tokyo White Space for a special three-day installation starting November 3rd, 2023!  HASAMI PORCELAIN designer (also, our...

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NOV / Good Company with Misato Suzuki, Art Exhibition "Undercurrent" November 9th to 26th - tortoise general store

NOV / Good Company with Misato Suzuki, Art Exhibition "Undercurrent" November 9th to 26th

Misato Suzuki is diving deep into her artistic emotions with "Undercurrent", her first solo exhibition in a decade — opening Thursday, November 9th.  A reflection of...

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OCT / Good Company with YOKA: Sachiyo Itabashi Shares Top 3 YOKA Items She Can't Live Without - tortoise general store

OCT / Good Company with YOKA: Sachiyo Itabashi Shares Top 3 YOKA Items She Can't Live Without

We're excited to welcome YOKA founder Sachiyo Itabashi back to Tortoise for a highly anticipated encore visit to kick-start the season of giving and receiving!  This extended six-day pop-up...

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Inspired Ikebana: Fall Flower Arrangements With Ikebana Teacher and Author, Naoko Zaima - tortoise general store

Inspired Ikebana: Fall Flower Arrangements With Ikebana Teacher and Author, Naoko Zaima

Japanese ikebana flower arrangement is an art form steeped in tradition, emphasizing minimalism and harmony with nature.  As the crisp breeze of autumn ushers in a...

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Deux Cranes' Chocolatier and Founder, Michiko Marron-Kibbey, Speaks on the Marriage Between Beauty and Deliciousness - tortoise general store

Deux Cranes' Chocolatier and Founder, Michiko Marron-Kibbey, Speaks on the Marriage Between Beauty and Deliciousness

Michiko Marron-Kibbey's upbringing in both Japan and the United States profoundly shaped her artistic perspective in the realm of chocolate. In 2015, she embarked on a...

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Recipe: Creamy Kabocha and Corn Potage by Naoko Takei - tortoise general store

Recipe: Creamy Kabocha and Corn Potage by Naoko Takei

Equipment: Soup & Stew Donabe, "Miso-shiru Nabe" (large) Servings 8 - 10 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ medium sweet onion, minced 1 clove garlic,...

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Recipe: Shio-koji Salmon over Butter Sweet Potatoes by Naoko Takei - tortoise general store

Recipe: Shio-koji Salmon over Butter Sweet Potatoes by Naoko Takei

Equipment Needed:Tagine-style donabe, Fukkura-san (large) Serving Size:3 - 4 people Ingredients 1 pound (450 g) salmon filet (skin on or off), cut into 6 to...

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Sake Stories: Temahima Daiginjo - tortoise general store

Sake Stories: Temahima Daiginjo

For our third installment of Sake Stories, we take a closer look at the prestigious, Zenkoku Shinshu Kampyoukai, which roughly translates to 'National New Sake Appraisal'. ...

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Tortoise Classic #5: Toyo-Sasaki Glassware, Tough and Elegant Glassware Made to Last - tortoise general store

Tortoise Classic #5: Toyo-Sasaki Glassware, Tough and Elegant Glassware Made to Last

At Tortoise General Store, we're drawn to design with enduring appeal.  Like the Tortoise that lives steadily and slowly, we don't chase after trends—rather we support...

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TGS Goes to Copenhagen, 3-Days-Of-Design Festival to Help Launch HASAMI PORCELAIN'S New 'Grey Collection'! - tortoise general store

TGS Goes to Copenhagen, 3-Days-Of-Design Festival to Help Launch HASAMI PORCELAIN'S New 'Grey Collection'!

This is Keiko, and we are on our way to Copenhagen, Denmark to attend the "3-Days-Of-Design" Festival from June 7th-9th 2023! On the way to...

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Tortoise Visit to Kamasada Ironwork's Studio! - Iwate Prefecture - tortoise general store

Tortoise Visit to Kamasada Ironwork's Studio! - Iwate Prefecture

Our first visit to Kamasada Studio was back in 2002 when we weren't yet residing in the US.  We were led there out of pure...

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