tortoise general store - japan relief

I just got my April newsletter from Tortoise General Store - my favorite store in Venice, California. I was amazed to find out that they have raised almost $9,000 with their disaster relief efforts! What an amazing accomplishment! This came through the sale of flower bouquets, planters, stretch classes and a portion of the store profits in the month of March.

incense burner

cast iron owl

And to further their efforts that have just offered to donate 25% of the sales of their cast iron products to their relief fund. These are some of their most signature items for TGS and if you have had your eyes on them like I have, now is the time to pick up your favorite piece.

cast iron teapot

Cast Iron is a distinct craft of the  Iwate prefecture, which was one of the most hard-hit areas of the tsunami and earthquake. The tsunami swept away the whole Rikusentakata city which contained 8,000 households. From today, April 5th through Sunday, April 10th a portion of the sales of these cast iron pieces will go to Iwate prefecture.

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cast iron trivet