Cohana Marking Pins with Ohajiki
"Ohajiki" are pieces used in a game that has been played in Japan since ancient times. These marking pins are made using beautiful Ohajiki designs that evoke nostalgia for an earlier time. All of the little Ohajiki, which are coloured in pastel shades are carefully made one at a time in order to make each piece special.
They are produced by Plants Beads Works. Having been drawn into the world of glasswork, the founders established a glass workshop in Kokubunji, Tokyo in 2011. While creating various styles of glasswork, Plants Beads Works created a piece to resemble the Ohajiki beads from traditional children's games. Presently, production takes place through trial-and-error with a focus on creating original Ohajiki. The distinctive delicate patterns and textures of Ohajiki are created from glass that changes its appearance at every moment during the firing process. They are truly the result of artisanship. The base of the marking pin is a steel needle, which must pass easily through the fabric. These are made in Hiroshima, an area well-known for quality needle production.
* Each packet contains three marking pins
* Each item is produced by hand and may have a different size and pattern.