Curated selection of timeless Japanese home goods with a story. Tortoise General Store is a dealer of daily tools that improve daily life and mature with their owner. TGS first opened its doors in 2003 on the popular pedestrian street of Abbot Kinney, then re-opened a new storefront in Mar Vista, guided by the store’s basic philosophy of a slow and steady life.
Gallery of original furniture, art, vintage pieces, and one of a kind finds; doubles as an exhibition space for a wide range of events and workshops. Tortoise is an interactive destination promoting conversation and understanding of makers and their creations. The gallery space fosters a community that appreciates connection through art and design.
A showroom store featuring original designs by tortoise owner, Taku Shinomoto. Tortoise Hasami Porcelain stocks the full line of Hasami Porcelain Ceramics, designed in Venice CA and made in Hasami, Japan. Visitors can have a tactile experience with the modular ceramic line and appreciate the ceramic’s multifunctional variations in person.