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This is an authentic, Japanese glass fishing float. It is a faint green color & has the original, old mixed fiber net on it. The net is made from assorted colors of nylon, along with cotton &/or hemp twine. The float was made from recycled glass & is at least 40 years old!! It is about 3" in diameter, or similar to the size of a baseball.

The seal button bears the kawaguchi mark. When translated, this means "river mouth". This float was hand blown by the Kawaguchi Glass Company of Northern Japan.

These floats were typically used for salmon gillnet fishing.

Glass fishing floats are ideal for home/beach/nautical/cottage decor, landscaping, flower beds, koi ponds, etc. They also make unique recycled gifts!

All of the floats I sell were once used, or working, floats. I don't sell reproductions or colored floats made for the gift trade.

NEW SHIPPING POLICY: Due to the increase in international shipping charges, I will gladly send any boxes under 4 pounds via first-class mail. It is much less expensive, but will take quite a bit longer to receive. If you would like your floats sent this way, please message me or make a note when you make your purchase. I will refund the difference in shipping charges.

For example, I just sent a single 3" float to the UK. Priority was $28. First-class mail was just under $10.

Japanese Glass Fishing Float - Original Multi-Colored Net, Baseball Size, Kanji Marks


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: recycled glass, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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