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Vintage Glass Fishing Floats

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Destination: Kanazawa, Japan

We found these iridescent glass fishing floats at the morning market in the fishing village of Wajima. Japan began using glass to keep their fishing nets afloat as early as 1910. Handblown, the floats were typically made from recycled glass, especially old sake bottles. Though they’re no longer used, some of the fishing floats are still swirling around the Pacific Ocean, and every now and then, one washes up on shore. Tossed by the surf and polished by the sand, these floats are the epitome of what is known in Japan as wabi-sabi.


Wabi-sabi is the marriage of two old aesthetic ideals: wabi, which connotes a kind of rustic, simplicity, and sabi, which celebrates the “bloom of time.” Leonard Koren, who wrote a whole book a... Read More

Details and Dimensions

Sizes vary 6-8" circumference

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