Japanese Seashell Collection

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Okinawa, Japan.

Tina moved to Okinawa, Japan in the summer of 2018 and quickly developed a bit of an obsession with beachcombing. Almost every weekend she would hit the road and explore new beaches around the island. What started out as beachcombing for seaglass turned into an appreciation and collection of various tropical shells that can be found in Okinawa as well as other parts of Japan. From cone shells, purple cowries, augers, colorful bivalves, and more, Japan is a sheller’s dream.

This video was part of the Virtual Beachcombing Festival on June 20, 2020.

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