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Hotaru glass Hair stick, Book mark, Kimono obi belt decoration

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Hotaru Glass okinawa bookmarks
Kimono Obi belt decoration

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Item spec:

Bead diameter approx. 12mm / Weight approx. 7g / Bookmark approx. 9cm / Total length approx. 10.5cm


Hotaru Glass / Bookmark (Alloy / Antique Gold Color) / Accessory Parts (Black)

Common names:

Hotaru ishi (firefly ball) hotaru dama hotal glass gurasu garasu tonbo dama(natural fluorite stones are not materials)

Hotaru Glass beads are popular as a souvenir from Okinawa along with Ryukyu glass. They are the same as the Tonbo glass beads made by Takashi Hirose, and are artisan glass crafts.  Glass is melted with a burner using skillful techniques to create beautiful beads with many layers. The method of making is called burner work or lamp work.  Venetian glass beads are made in the same way.  The feature is that silver leaves are put in the beads during firing, so they reflect light and sparkle.

Hotaru glass bookmark hair-stick

Hotaru bead bookmark which is a perfect gift for book lovers.

After I started selling, I noticed that customers told me. “Is this a kanzashi?”, “Can it be used as an obi decoration?”

Several customers asked, “Is this a hair stick?”, “Can it be used as a kimono obi decoration?”

Of course, you can use it however you like! The size of the metal stick is a good size for many uses. If you use it as a bookmark, it is good for a paperback book or a notebook.

You can use it as a hair stick. I recommend you make a hair bun in a high position and use it.

Please be careful not to damage the obi (kimono belt) with the corners of the metal parts. The gesture of opening a book, taking out a bookmark, and quickly inserting it into the obi is very cool.


All Hotaru beads of this size I use are all "glow in the dark" types. It stores sunlight and glows like a firefly after sunset. It's very romantic.

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Recommended for people:

- who like beaches and remote islands.
- who want to feel like they are on a tropical vacation.
- who want to share their memories of the sea with others.
- who couldn't find good souvenirs at a beach resort.
- who want to give cool Japanese gifts to non-Japanese.

Why are Studio Waza accessories so popular?

- High-quality craft and you get to know the face of the artist.

- Lamp work beads are timeless and never get old in fashion trends.
- Luxurious and calm look.  Can be worn for both casual and formal situations.
- 30% of the buyers are men.  Men love women with traditional jewelry.
- Perfect gifts for your beloved ones.  It will be a nice surprise when they know you took the time to look for something special.


Since these beads are handmade, the patterns and sizes are unique.  Most metal parts used are from Kiwa Seisakujo and Parts Club, major jewelry material suppliers in Japan.

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