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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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Keiko's Kurikyu Magewappa Studio Visit - Odate, Akita Prefecture - tortoise general store

Keiko's Kurikyu Magewappa Studio Visit - Odate, Akita Prefecture

  On our recent trip to Japan during our son's spring break, we had a chance to visit Kurikyu in Akita, a prefecture located in...

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JUNE / Good Company with Minor - tortoise general store

JUNE / Good Company with Minor

When Diana Evans founded the sustainable fashion brand Minor in 2020, it arose from a feeling of responsibility—not only to the planet, but also to the end...

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MAY / Good Company with Mano Del Sur - tortoise general store

MAY / Good Company with Mano Del Sur

Former Tortoise member Shuko Clouse is back, making her highly anticipated Good Company return with a beautiful collection of artisanal goods from Mexico.  This time she brings...

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MAY / Good Company with Casa Ysasi - tortoise general store

MAY / Good Company with Casa Ysasi

Casa Ysasi is an LA-based studio, started by two brothers born in Mexico City.  Their multi-cultural background and multi-faceted creative interests fueled long conversations that...

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Thank you David Sedaris on Armchair Expert! - tortoise general store

Thank you David Sedaris on Armchair Expert!

We couldn't believe our ears when we heard Tortoise mentioned on a recent episode of Armchair Expert with writer, David Sedaris (Episode: David Sedaris #4...

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