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The most popular Hotaru glass netsuke

Lamp Work Japanese Style Charms 

hotaru glass netsuke charm
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Item spec:

Total length approx. 10cm (decoration about 4cm) / bead diameter approx. 12mm / total weight approx. 5g


Hotaru Glass / Strap parts (black) / 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.

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The most popular Hotaru glass netsuke


These are the most popular Japanese style charms (netsuke) among my collection using 12mm glow in the dark Hotaru beads. People have complimented this design many times saying the bead combination is perfect.

Suits as a gift for any age group or gender. Recommended for those who are interested in Japanese kimono dressing classes, tea ceremony, flower arrangement and other Japanese events.

A work which can be easily handed over as a gift to those who have been kind to you or to non Japanese friends.

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

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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