Mikimoto Pearl Island

Learn everything you need to know about pearls at this museum island that is connected to the main island via a pedestrian bridge. The Kokichi Mikimoto Memorial Hall was built in 1993 to remember the success of Koichi Mikimoto, a Toba native who devoted more than 5 years into the research and cultivation of his first pearl on Mikimoto Pearl Island. Discover the creation of pearls and admire the intricate craftsmanship of some of the world’s most magnificent pearl exhibits including Mikimoto’s Five-storied Pagoda which is produced with 12,760 pearls. One can also catch Ama, traditional women divers in white outfits, in live action as they demonstrate how they dive

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