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    Hi everyone, my son sent me this article to read and I thought it might be of interest to others as well. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/20...earl-industry/
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    That was interesting, JerseyPearl. Thank you for posting it.

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    JP, thanks to your son for this article! Five farms? Wow, I don't know what to say. Sounds like no actual production. Any authenticated Biwa Pearls on the market would probably be vintage material. (Pearls from China were co-mingled with Biwa Pearls.) We are fortunate to have access to the rare and exquisite Japanese Kasumi pearls through our Sarah Canizzaro at KojimaPearl.com. Sarah buys directly from the pearl farmers and has shared fascinating stories and photos over the years.
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    Very interesting; Thanks, JerseyPearl and Thank your son for us too
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    Good read. Makes me treasure my pearls even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    JP, thanks to your son for this article! Five farms? Wow, I don't know what to say. Sounds like no actual production. Any authenticated Biwa Pearls on the market would probably be vintage material. (Pearls from China were co-mingled with Biwa Pearls.) We are fortunate to have access to the rare and exquisite Japanese Kasumi pearls through our Sarah Canizzaro at KojimaPearl.com. Sarah buys directly from the pearl farmers and has shared fascinating stories and photos over the years.
    One of the highlights of going to Tucson is visiting with Sarah and drooling over her kasumi pearls.
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    Very interesting article and thank you for posting JP!

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