Launch Event for Hasami Porcelain Planter x Cactus Store - Expert Talk and Cactus Sale

A Collaborative Launch Event

Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday, March 22nd, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Tortoise is excited to host Echo Park's Cactus Store in a special collaborative event launching the newest line of ceramic planters by Hasami Porcelain, designed by Tortoise owner, Taku Shinomoto.

Please join us from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM for a special talk by Cactus Store's, Christian Herman Cummings, where he'll discuss the ways plants and people communicate with each other and the depth of the plant/human relationships. Christian will dive into the myths and bio-politics surrounding plant/human relationships by looking at plant cognition research and at the cultivation and connoisseurship of certain plant genera. Christian's talk will also include a history of Astrophytum cultivation in Japan.

An introductory run of sixty potted Hasami planters with collectible Astrophytum cactus will be available for purchase on the day of the event, until we run out :) Sizes of the planters are 4.25'' h x 3.3/'' d for smaller planters ($27.50 for just the planter) and 4.25'' h x 5.5/8'' d for large planters ($45 for just the planter). Planters come in 4 colors: natural, clear (grey), black and blue. Prices for the event's potted Hasami planters with collectible cactus will vary.

In order to accommodate everyone for the cactus talk with Christian Herman Cummings, please take the time to let us know that you are coming!

If you are unable to make it to the launch event, we will have an additional event with the Cactus Store on March 31st, Saturday at the Tortoise General Store, our Abbot Kinney location. This event will feature a special book signing for Xerophile: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed ($65), published this year, and compiled/edited by the Cactus Store. A limited number of cactus will also be available for purchase on this day so we hope you can join us!

Launch Event will be at Tortoise (Mar Vista)
12705 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90066
March 22nd, 2018

In collaboration with:
1505 1/2 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Open Tues-Fri 1 PM - 7 PM and Sat/Sun 11 AM - 7 PM

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12705 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA United States
Tortoise (Mar Vista) + Tortoise General Store (Venice Beach)