SHIHARA

At TGS, we offer a wide range of exquisite jewelry and invite you to explore our diverse collection to find the perfect piece for any occasion.

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The analog clock designed to help people read time in Japanese

Fun Pun Clock

The Fun Pun Clock gets its name from 分, the Japanese word for 'minutes,' which is pronounced as either 'fun' or 'pun' depending on the number it follows. Designed by Yoko Dobashi, in collaboration with the Japan Montessori Research Institute, this clock makes learning how to read time easier for children.

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Kamasada Ironworks by Nobuho Miya

Kamasada Ironworks, founded in the Meiji period, is now led by third-generation master forger Nobuho Miya in Iwate. They specialize in crafting intricate iron pieces, from abstract totems to playful paperweights, all meticulously made by hand using traditional Japanese techniques.

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Brighten Up Your Summer Days!

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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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Kekkai -結界-

The Art of Boundary Blending in Japanese Craftsmanship

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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

Current & Future Happenings in store

Picklestone | Tortoise General Store
June 29th & 30th, 2024

The Secrets of Recipe-Free
Japanese Cooking

Picklestone is a glass pot that simplifies the process of making traditional Japanese pickles and preserved vegetables known as tsukemono.

Preorders are available from June 13th until June 22nd. A limited supply of Picklestone products will also be available for purchase in-store. Stay tuned for more event details!

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July 5th - 14th, 2024

Discovering Indigo and Natural Dye
with Takarajima Senkou


In the verdant countryside of Fukuoka in southern Japan, Takarajima Senkou runs a small dyeing workshop that exclusively uses traditional hand-dyeing techniques and natural botanical dyes. Their exquisite clothing and accessories will be on view and available for purchase in-store only.

July 27th - August 18th, 2024

Explore A Whimsical World
by Mitsuru Koga


Mitsuru Koga first showed at Tortoise in 2008, marking the start of our long-standing relationship showcasing his work in Los Angeles. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to announce that his next exhibition is on the horizon. Stay tuned for more details about his latest artworks, and get ready to immerse yourself in his whimsical world once again.

TGS Weekly Newsletter - June 20, 2024

Japanese Natural Dye's Beauty & SHIHARA's New Bands Await

Hasami Porcelain | Designed by Takuhiro Shinomoto of Tortoise

HASAMI PORCELAIN

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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