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“little star” Lava Production Scene
2017.02.25



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“little star” Lava is made by pumice stone from Sakurajima of Kagoshima, located in the Kyushu Prefecture. Sakurajima was formed around 26,000 years ago, with an area of 80 km² and a circumference of 52 km. So far, 17 large volcanic eruptions have been recorded in this island. Sakurajima had 996 eruptions in 2011, making the most frequent ever recorded in history, and even now eruptions continue to occur. Many foreign tourists visit to experience such active volcano up close.
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Lava stone created by the active volcano are very light and pure white, truly a beautiful blessing from nature. We chose such gift by Mother Nature for our “little star” Lava. The lava stone are finite natural resources, so we prepare each one with great care, concentrating our thoughts into each one.

Please enjoy this video of the production scene of the “little star” Lava. The process starts by manually cutting up large raw pumice stone with hatchets into small cuts, produced in a small pumice stone atelier in the mountains. After the pumice is smoothened to 8 centimeters in width, perfect pumice is then hand picked. A hole is drilled into the pumice that meet the standard requirements. Followed by drying for 2 to 3 days and making sure they are completely dried, magnets as the source for floating, is attached inside the hole. Finally the lava stone is polished and tested for levitation many times. Each process is cleared manually with great care.
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Heart-warming thoughts of the meticulous artisan is within each of these natural gift from nature, “little star” Lava. We wish for you to cherish your “little star” Lava.

“Restore the health and beauty of our planet Earth.”


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