MONDAY: Noon to 7
TUES-SAT: 11 to 7
SUNDAY: Noon to 6
We are located at 1608 Pine Street (16th and Pine streets) in beautiful Philadelphia, PA.
Our store sits between the Rittenhouse Square shopping & restaurant district and the Avenue of the Arts theater district, and is only a couple blocks from the Lombard-South stop on the Broad Street Orange line.
About the Shop
Omoi Zakka Shop stocks thoughtful items for everyday life. Taking cues from our experiences in Japan, we are drawn to quality goods that refresh and delight, be it by texture, design, or function. We feel that the best objects are the ones that make you happy to use.
We opened in 2006, just off the Rittenhouse neighborhood in Philadelphia. Our name comes from a Japanese word (想い) meaning “thoughts and ideas,” which is also nuanced with feelings of hope and sincerity. Pronounced like “oh boy,” we label ourselves a “zakka” shop—a mainstay type of store in Japanese retail culture, which tends to be small in size, yet is packed with well-curated treasures you can’t imagine living without.
We make every effort to share this kind of meaningful shopping experience with all who visit, be it at our brick and mortar location or online. We hope you will find something with us that enlivens your everyday.
What is Zakka?
Zakka are the everyday necessary things in your life. Not just any random thing, but the ones that you look forward to using, the ones that speak to your personal sensibilities. Zakka can be any kind of object that improves your space, your life, your look.
Really, it’s a design mindset––a beautifully ambiguous concept that you have to feel to understand. They say it started in Japan . . .
“Zakka” is a Japanese word that has no English equivalent. 雑貨といえば英語での同じ言葉はなさそう。
Entering a zakka shop, one can feel both amazed and overwhelmed by the remarkable array of home, office, and lifestyle goods––every item can be different yet have the same strong appeal. You say to yourself, I need this. . .
Does it make you happy?