Artisans at Tomoi Co., Ltd. in Nara craft these exquisite flower-shaped pushpins using genuine mother-of-pearl, perfect for affixing pictures and memos to bulletin boards, walls, and workspaces.
Tiny flowers are cut from the inner shell of Akoi pearl oysters, which are then dyed in yellow, pin, blue, and green.
White pushpins are unpigmented to showcase the moon-like luminescence of the Akoi shell.
These shell flowers are affixed to sharp made-in-Hiroshima pins.
All colors have a natural iridescence that adds a sparkle to any space.
Pins come in single-color sets of three or in an assorted box including one of each of the five colors.
Link to Flower Push Pin Assorted Box please click below
Producing Regions : Nara × Hiroshima
【Tomoi】 Kawanishi Town, Nara
The six rivers that flow through the town brought boat transportations from Osaka, and shell button manufacture became an important source of income for people in this town especially during the agriculture off-seasons.
Tomoi was founded here in 1913.
Their technology, acquired through years of experience in the manufacturing of shell buttons, has won the trust of the global fashion industry.
Meikodo makes sewing pins and special pins.
Rigorous quality control ensures unified thickness and length of pins, and their ability to pierce cloth with ease.
※All measurements are approximate. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions of the product may slightly vary.
|Shell button diameter||12mm|
- Cork board Gypsum board Please use for thin veneer walls or transparent cutting mats for dressmaking. If you use it on wood or hard materials, it will be a burden and the shell buttons may crack, the needles may break, or the parts may come off.
- Because it is a slender needle, the needle may break if you push it gently or apply excessive force.
- As the needles change over time, the color becomes darker and the texture increases as they are used.
- Shell buttons vary in thickness and warpage, so the needles may appear distorted.
- Since the shell button is a natural material, there are individual differences in the shape and texture of the color surface. Please enjoy it as a texture.
- Do not place in a hot place.
- The needle tip is sharp and dangerous, so be careful when handling lost needles.
- Keep out of reach of infants.
|Overseas Shipping Fees||Overseas shipping fee is determined by country, region, and weight.
The weight includes not only the product, but also tare, shipping materials, etc.
When you check out, the system will calculate the shipping fee based on the total weight of the items in your shopping cart and the address you have registered.
Delivery company: DHL
|Japan Domestic Shipping Fees||・Japan domestic EXCEPT Hokkaido and Okinawa 550 yen (tax included)
・Hokkaido 880 yen (tax included)
・Okinawa 1,650 yen (tax included)
These prices above are for one order to one shipping address.
If your purchase is more than 11,000 yen (tax included), Japan domestic shipping fee will be free.
Delivery company: Sagawa
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|Delivery Service Business Days||We ship our products Mondays through Fridays.
Please note that we are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
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Notes on International Shippings
|・The amount to be paid when purchasing is the total amount of product purchase price and shipping charges.
In addition to the amount, after the shipping, import taxes, VAT (Value Added Tax), and customs fees may be required. In such cases, you will be responsible for the cost.
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・We reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the operation of the overseas delivery service, change the contents of the overseas delivery service, or change all or part of the information posted on the overseas delivery service website without prior notice.
・Delivery may be delayed due to delivery status.
Cancellations, Returns, and Exchanges
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|Conditions for Returns and Exchanges||・In case the product is faulty or defective.
・In case the product received is different from what you ordered.
※We do not accept returns or exchanges for products that have been used or damaged by the customer.
※We do not accept returns for reasons other than defective or damaged products and shipping errors.
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