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 less than 30%-35% of them. 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 for 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 in a very limited area in Okinawa. It is said that star sand brings happiness, so many people keep the sand as lucky charms.
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Standard shipping is by Airmail without a tracking number.
Please note: I am located in Japan. It can take up to 2 months due to reduced flights caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please choose EMS if you prefer quicker delivery. The shipping method with a tracking number(EMS or registered mail) is currently not available to the USA, Canada, and Australia.

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Alice Yasuna Jun 23, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome sand! This just can’t be beat for my resin projects! I do wonder what is becoming of Okinawa if everyone and her sister buys up the beach!

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karyn Apr 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much! Item arrived much faster than I thought it would. I lived in Okinawa a long time ago and remember the sand like this on one of the beaches we used to go to. I was a kid so was always playing in the sand. I told my father about it and he didn't remember.... (he probably never looked at the sand that close.) now I can show him. So thank you!!

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ava wind Jan 29, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! It's just magical to see all the tiny sand stars. This makes me want to come live in Okinawa again. I love the it.

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Ruth-Anne Tseng Aug 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Very unique sand and exactly as described! Expectations met 100%! Shipping was so fast that I had to wait 2 months before Etsy would let me post a review!

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