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Hyperion is a 'Titan' in its own right - a 'Superman' of the Hokkaido glass fishing float rolling pins! This is one of the more impressive Hokkaido standard rolling pins taking center stage with superior high luster and exceptional thick weighty glass - heaviest rolling pin I've come across - what a beauty - almost feels like lead in the palm of the hand! When holding the 'barrel' you can feel its superior strength, dignity and presence. While it shows normal surface wear, it exhibits a stunning clarity, it's so well preserved over the decades. You just want to keep holding it and never let it go.

Hyperion measures a full 6" in length! With 2-1/4" diameter or 6-1/2" circumference. This glass fishing float of the rolling pin variety is riddled with bubbling, in a delicate glowing light blue with hints of teal blue highlight. It shows an internal small 'continent' of dried sea salt. This is perhaps the prettiest Hokkaido rolling pin I've come across. The one I keep on the kitchen table does not compare to this one. So why let Hyperion go? I've learned you can't keep everything... Hyperion will live on in the heart and the mind's eye.

These popular sought-after Japanese rolling pin floats were hand made, pouring glass into molds, on the Northern Island of Hokkaido. There is not a lot of information available as to specifics on the old rolling pins. A wonderful resource who has collected, written and studied these for years, Walt Pich, has labeled and briefly described 16 or 17 different versions or types of rolling pin. Even then, there is not much historical information available. He spent years in Japan interviewing individual fishermen to classify and collect the various types of floats.

The knobs or 'ears' on Hyperion are nicely formed, with the body being parallel, or flat and straight, as found in standard Hokkaido rollers. The non-seal knob or ear shows a beauty mark in the form of a tiny stem with flower and leaf buds. There's a lovely 'mirror' like quality just next to this, spanning the center area of the end of the knob.

The sealed end of the rolling pin is in great condition for its many decades of toil and journey at sea. With the knobby ears sticking out unprotected, the seals on the rolling pins tend to take a beating and often are found grazed and substantially chipped. This one shows minor grazing in a few areas, remarkably smooth over the majority. Hyperion will bring peace and good fortune over a life time and more....

Thank you for helping to care for vintage fishing floats which are rapidly being replaced with plastic or synthetic floats.

Your time and energy are valued. Thank you for your interest in lightinawormhole.
SHIPPING: Happy to offer Priority shipping for this float. It will be DOUBLE boxed with extra insulation for maximal protection of its antiquity while in transit. The cost is $13.00. This includes your tracking number and insurance. It will be packed with absolute care. *** Please allow 1 to 3 days to ship and 2 to 3 days for the carrier. You should receive it in a week or less. If you need it quicker, tell me and I’ll ship it fast! ***

COMBINED SHIPPING: Yes - I will combine! Floats of generally similar size & weight can be combined so you save on shipping. These decisions are made at the actual time of packing, using my best judgment to keep items safe from damage in transit, protecting them maximally. Best option is to pay the shipping on each item up front. A shipping refund will be issued promptly via Paypal when your parcels are complete. My customers will confirm I am happy to do this. If this doesn’t work for you, convo for a ‘guesstimate’ on combined shipping of items.

CANADA: USPS has omitted insurance from the economy (1st Class International) shipping category. Priority International is the next best available method yet not cost effective in my opinion, unless purchasing two or three items & combining shipping. Please convo for a quote if interested. My sincere apologies!

lightinawormhole by Robi

Glass Fishing Float Japanese, Hyperion, Excellent Hokkaido Rolling Pin, Antique, Nautical, Ocean, Beach Cottage Decor, Garden Decor


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: glass
  • Feedback: 836 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.