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Hotaru Glass and Precious Akoya Pearl Cat Charm

Ise Shima Pearl and Lamp work fine art 

Cat and Pearl
Akoya pearls from Japan Mie

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​Item spec:

Total length approx. 12cm (decoration 4cm), bead diameter approx. 12mm, total weight approx. 3g


Hotaru Glass / Akoya pearl 7.5~8mm beads (Mie Prefecture) / Netsuke charm string (rayon) / Czech beads (Czech Republic) / Metal parts (brass)

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.

Luxurious Japanese style Charm (netsuke)


I love cats.  When I saw this cat Czech bead, I had to use it for my work, and I had to make it very luxurious.

This charm is for cat lovers and ocean lovers.


The subtitle of this work is "Creeping Love". I love cats who send me lovey-dovey aura even when they are out of sight. Even if they sometimes pretend they don't care much, I can feel the love.

Czech cat beads look somewhat Japanese and European at the same time. (The cat's face is on both sides of the bead.)

Czech Republic cat glass beads look both Japanese and European. (The cat's face is on both sides of the beads.)

Genuine pearls from Ise-Shima bay (Mie pref) have an amazing luster.
Pearls for these charms are semi-round grade which have natural dimples and small scratches. However, at first glance, they look round. Ise-Shima Akoya pearls have a strong, slight pinkish luster, so you don't need to worry about a few dimples.

If you use this as a decoration for your obi (Kimono belt), shingen bag (Kimono bag), purse, or mobile phone case, I'm sure you will feel great.
Fantastic gift for cat lovers.

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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.

* free shipping within Japan


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