Let’s Play! Ohajiki Japanese Game Piece Sea Glass Necklace

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Let’s Play! Ohajiki Japanese Game Piece Sea Glass Necklace

295.00

Just as-found on the shores near Tokyo, this wonderful game piece is a beachcombed bit of Japanese history!

This beautiful piece is likely 80-100 years old and the cross-hatched design is softly worn down. Ohajiki is a Japanese children’s game. The pieces are round in shape and flat, with markings made by the individual glassblowers who made the pieces. Some show a cross-hatch pattern, others straight lines, and the rarest ones have symbols or numbers pressed into the glass. Each piece is decidedly unique and only found in Japan. The game is still played, but the pieces I use are quite old, most date from 80-100 years in age. This game was often played at festival that were held along the beach. Since this game is played on a table, where pieces could have easily fallen into the sand, many pieces were likely lost during festive play. Now, nearly 100 years later, they have been tumbled by the sea and frosted by years in the sand. Each piece is genuine Ohajiki, found in Japan, and set in fine and sterling silver.

The setting was made by me using solid fine and sterling silver. It hangs from a fantastic Italian-made sterling adjustable chain. That’s right, this chain adjusts via a silicone-filled silver ball, allowing you to slide the chain to the length you desire. That allows this 20” chain to be adjusted to as short as you desire, making it perfect for all necklines and outfits. Please use care when adjusting the chain and it will last for years.

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Each piece of Sea and Sky Studio jewelry is made using genuine surf-tumbled sea glass and is created using solid gold and silver by me, by hand, in my studio. Each piece is a true labor of love. I have done my best to carefully photograph each piece show its true color, but please allow for some shift as sea glass reflects what is around it as well as color shifts due to monitor differences. Thank you for considering my work for your collection!