50g - Star Sand from Okinawa Japan

50g - Star Sand from Okinawa Japan


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Rare! 50 grams (approx 1.76 oz) of star sand from Okinawa Japan.
This is 100% natural so pieces of seashells and corals, dried seaweeds, broken star sand, natural sand, etc are mixed in the package and it may smell like seawater (Not a pleasant smell for most people). The first picture is a closeup of star-shaped grains.

Please do not expect to receive "ONLY" star-shaped grains in it. We are trying very hard to sort out as many star-shaped grains as possible by using a strainer, but perfect star-shaped ones are like less than 30% of it. It may also include some sun sand (Calcarina).

Once a year, the school children of Hatoma elementary and middle school (there are currently only 8 students on the island), their parents, teachers and anyone who is involved in the community, collect the star sand to raise money for school activities by selling the sand. After they collected the sand, they spend a full month to wash the sand clean, dry it under the sun, then sort out the star-shaped grains. Many thanks to their hard work!

What is star sand?
Star sand is biogenic sand made of skeletons of tiny, mono-celled sea creatures belonging to the foraminifera group. This type of sand can be found at the very limited area in Okinawa. It is said that star sand brings happiness, so many people keep the sand as lucky charms.
Standard shipping is by Airmail without tracking number.
If you need a tracking number and insurance, please choose registered mail or EMS. It usually takes between 10-30 days for delivery to most countries by Airmail.

Please note: I am located in Japan. It can take up to one month when your package is held up in the customs. Please choose EMS if you prefer quicker delivery.

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