We are heading West to the far East this month for our in store pop up with Tortoise store of Osaka Japan. We have put together a range of curated and crafted products specifically for the event which kicks off the Golden week Holiday in Japan.
With the help of our counterparts from Tortoise store we had a chance to come up with some unique prints to showcase. We had a unique opportunity to work with an extended family member from Tortoise and his company Chochin Kawai.
Chochin meaning "Paper Lantern" and "Kawai" the family, a family run company that has been in business for over 150 years in the paper lantern making business.
Sixth generation craftsman pictured bellow are Kiyoshi Kawai , and right side is his young brother Hiroshi Kawai.
Along with their dedication to this craft their steady hands and attention to details are overwhelming. We were fortunate enough to have a a unique graphic produced from the hand of Kiyoshi witch we later turned into a printed graphic for a limited tee.
Follow the progress from the dedicated tumblr http://portlbc-popup-osaka.tumblr.com/
We will also be launching a project with P01 from Japan and a few small specialty items. Details to follow.
"Based in Long Beach California, We are a unique group of minds set out to deliver our lifestyle through our creativity and our merchandise.
Our curated boutique atmosphere is home to the Port label clothing and accessory and is also supported by our favorite bands:
Broken Homme, Quiet Life,
Wonderland Sun, Ebbets, Bellroy Wallets and few other complimentary brands.