Pearls found in Heeia, 1918.


According to the Japanese newspaper, Hawaii Shinpo, down in Heeia, Koolau, from six oysters [papaua] got by a Japanese who was diving in the ocean a few days ago, he found two pearls [pohaku momi].

From what was said, this is a Japanese used to diving in search of pearls, and the place he is accustomed to diving is the Seas of the South, where he spent a lot of his time searching for pearls in oysters.

When he dove at Heeia, it was not much work searching for papaua, and he found six easily; checking inside of them, two had pearls inside, and the other four did not.

In the South Seas, according to that Japanese, it is very rare to find an pearl in an oyster; from a hundred papaua, you will only find two pearls.

However he believes that the papaua here are different from the ones of the South Seas; and he is certain that if the diving for papaua continues here, a lot of pearls will be found, and this endeavor will benefit a number of people.

(Kuokoa, 2/8/1918, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 6, Aoao 8. Feberuari 8, 1918.

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