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Classic Ryukyu Fork Hair Pin with Cotton Pearls

Hotaru Glass Okinawa Gift

SINKO Cotton Pearls
Hair Pin Long hotaru glass

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- Midnight Blue (glow in the dark)
The most popular color.  People think of this one when they hear the name "Hotaru Glass".  The deep blue color reminds people of the tropical ocean. The perfect color for memories of the seaside holidays.

- Emerald Green
A rich color like tide pools in Okinawa.

-Orange Gold
A vivid color like tropical flowers.

An elegant fork hairpin with swaying cotton pearls and faceted cut glass. ​

16mm large hotaru beads are used.  Recommended when you have a large amount of up-styled hair (wig).  The antique look is for calm adult women. ​

Cotton pearl was originally invented in Osaka Japan.  Developed and registered as a trademark by SHINKO Co in Izumi City.  I'm very happy to be able to collaborate with my beloved Okinawa beads and the products of my hometown Osaka.

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.

Item spec:

Total length approx. 15cm (pin part approx. 12cm excluding hotaru bead) / hanging decoration length approx. 8cm / bead diameter approx. 16mm / total weight approx. 15g


Hotaru Glass / Osaka Cotton Pearl (SHINKO co) / hairpin parts / accessory parts (alloy antique gold color) / faceted cut glass

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.


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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