Ise-Shima was the first place in the world to successfully cultivate pearls.The inlet of the ria coast, a characteristic of the sea of Ise-Shima, has deep waters and a gentle tide.The water flowing into the sea from the mountains of Ise-Shima National Park, which is warm and rich with nature, is rich in nutrients and plankton!Ise-Shima has excellent conditions for producing high quality pearls.
Pearls have been prized as jewels in many parts of the world since ancient times because of their beautiful luster that has earned them the nicknames such as “moon drops” and “mermaid’s tears.”There were also cases of them being taken as medicine due to their rarity.Pearl cultivation in Japan began in XNUMX, when Kokichi Mikimoto (XNUMX-XNUMX) discovered five semicircular pearls from Akoya oysters during an experiment.Since the invention of the Akoya shellfish cultivation method, it has developed mainly in Ago Bay, which gained fame as its birthplace.
Pearl Removal Experience
These are shops in Ise City where you can try your hand at extracting one-of-a-kind pearls from the Akoya oysters nurtured in Ise-Shima.*Click the image to go to the shop’s website.
We recommend making your own accessories with your pearls.
Major Shops to Buy Pearls in Ise City
These are some shops in Ise City where you can purchase high quality Ise-Shima pearls.Please pay them a visit.