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TGS was started by wife and husband Keiko and Taku Shinomoto in Oct of 2003 after moving to Los Angeles from Tokyo in June, 2003. Yo's workshop⬇️:

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Happening right now! Students contemplating their carved pieces in a circle #woodcarving Please sign up for the last class of the month (next Sunday 10/22) before they run out!
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Yo has added more woodcarving classes this month! Link to purchase a seat is in our bio ☝🏻️Please join for a calming and meditative experience with wood ✨
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The Tortoise gallery is still closed for renovation, but our WRF ceramics have moved to our front building 👋🏻 Please stop by to see our new wall of WRF! Clean and simple hand thrown ceramics for the every day.
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We're having fun seeing all of you at the Abbot Kinney Festival today! Our Sale tent is right outside our storefront and items are going fast at 50-80% off!
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Mark your calendar! The #akf2017 is on 9/24 Sunday this year. This will be our 15th Abbot Kinney Festival since we opened in 2003. Usually we are open from 12 PM on Sundays, but we will open our doors from 10 AM with a special tent outside with some discounted items. We hope you can make it to the tent before these items are gone! The shop will close sharply at 6 PM.
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We really love this pattern of Japanese kabocha (pumpkin) for fall🍂 These pumpkin tenuguis would be perfect as a napkin, holiday tea towel, or a small table runner.
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We will be closed from 10 AM to 12 PM tomorrow (Wednesday 9/19). Re-open from Noon to 6 PM. Thank you for your understanding! - Fido, TGS
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Yo Takimoto, resident woodcarver, is back from Japan with 5 woodcarving classes this September. We have a workshop with Yo today and tomorrow from 12:30 - 3:30 pm on our patio, and 3 more on different weekends. Please buy a seat on our online store for $40/person (link in description) or call us for any questions! Come and learn the peace of woodworking from a wonderful teacher 🍃
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Japanese canvas bag maker @ichizawa_shinzaburo_hanpu pop up ends this weekend! Come through our patio to the back brick building to see these in person!!
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Abbot Kinney Eclipse Watch 2017! We caught the eclipse this morning like many others on AK. It was fun! Maybe we'll do it again in another 100 years!
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Toru putting finishing touches to a tote bag 🔨 Since 1905 @ichizawa_shinzaburo_hanpu bags have been carefully crafted by hand in Kyoto. Each canvas bag is made from the highest quality canvas with techniques that make it long lasting and durable for everyday use. People can carry their bags knowing it has been made with pride, care and attention 👌🏻
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Bags on bags from @ichizawa_shinzaburo_hanpu ✨Today is the LAST day with visiting Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu craftsman, Toru. Craftsman like Toru apprentice for 10 years before being allowed to sew canvas so it is a special treat he is here so we can see his live demonstrations and even receive some personalization of your choice bag if you purchase one today! Please join us in the back gallery, meet Toru and choose your special bag from Kyoto! 🇯🇵
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