IN-STORE SHOPPING: Open for in-store visits by appointment ONLY, Tuesday through Saturday, 1 PM to 6 PM, and Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM. Appointments can be made online by clicking "Book Store Visit". For safety reasons, we're currently not accepting Standby/Walk-In guests until further notice. Tortoise is CLOSED on MONDAYS. * ONLINE ORDERS: $10 flat rate for all orders. DEADLINE for Christmas orders is December 10th, Thursday. Please allow 3-5 business days for online orders to be processed and shipped out. * CURBSIDE ORDERS: Same day pick-up orders are not available. Customers will be notified by email when the order is ready. Please allow at least 2 days for curbside pick-up.


Tortoise is Hiring Holiday Staff for Packing and Shipping!

We're looking for a few extra hands to help us pack and ship orders this holiday season! 
Our team is small, dedicated and passionate about artisan Japanese products and design.   We're looking to hire 1-2 applicants who are quick-learning, dependable and positive, who shares our passion to join our team!

Tortoise Seasonal Part-Time Staff - Packing and Shipping Online Orders

Position Duration:
Nov 2020 (join ASAP) - Dec 2020

Position Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 1 PM to 6 PM (15 to 30 hours/week)


Studio Visit: The Brothers Behind Clothing Brand, Prospective Flow

Prospective Flow is a brand born partly from necessity, partly from youthful ambition, and almost entirely out of brotherly love.  We checked in with LA-based clothing brand, Prospective Flow, and the three brothers behind this growing line of street wear that combines Japanese folk sensibilities with the casual style of Angelenos.  

E: This is a family business - you all are brothers.  Who's the oldest, middle and youngest?  What are your individual roles in the line and how do you find working together?

D: Yusuke is the youngest. ...

Let's Go Camping with Snow Peak x Tortoise!

Nestled in the lush mountainous region of Niigata, Japan, Snow Peak's headquarters entail a dreamy 41 acre campus with over 100 campsites designed for their employees and invited guests to quality test their highly covetable gear. Since 1958, Snow Peak has been known for designing aesthetically impeccable, highly functional camping products, and our camp-loving merchandiser Julia recently ordered some of their select gear just in time for camping in chillier weather. Read all about her picks below!

The Snow Peak My Table: "Compact and featherweight, this small foldable table comes with its own carrying case, perfect for light packing and...

Baby's 1st Outfit: The Beauty of the Long Lasting Ubugi Kimono

Ubugis are traditionally the first piece of clothing a mother gives her baby in Japan.  We're happy to announce we recently received a colorful shipment of kimonos from Tokyo just in time for our hot Indian summers!

Each Tortoise ubugi is 100% cotton and made from tenugui cloths - a traditonal multi-purpose cloth hand-dyed by master craftspeople.  Due to the excellent material and method of dyeing used, the fabric only gets softer and more lovely with each wash.  Your baby and toddler's skin feels great in this...

Studio Check-In with Summer Studio's Founder, Jack Sasaki

E: How have you been during this time of Covid?  Have you felt a big difference since it all began?

J: The biggest difference I've felt on a personal level is that I'm not able to travel freely. I've always enjoyed visiting my favorite cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, SF, NY and London. 
On a professional level, from March to May, product development slowed down, while our furniture business did very well because people right now are focusing on making their home more comfortable.