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Old 05-19-2017, 09:09 PM
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Hey Larbo,

Is the shell in lower left corner of your Great Hunt an earring? If so, I probably got the second one, found on the beach on Miyajima
Yeah, it's an earring. It not silver or anything though.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:34 PM
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Awesome hunts there guys, WTG! Gotta love the big denomination coins, and very nice they never demonetized them like they did in mexico. I find a ton of coins that are now only worth scrap...

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Old 05-20-2017, 09:25 PM
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I would love to go hunt with you guys. I also live in Tokyo. I don't have a detector yet thou. But i have an japanese drivers license and a car
I'm thinking of importing a detector from the us.

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Old 05-21-2017, 09:24 AM
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I would love to go hunt with you guys. I also live in Tokyo. I don't have a detector yet thou. But i have an japanese drivers license and a car
I'm thinking of importing a detector from the us.

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It's probably cheaper to get one from the U.S. I think there is a guy on the Japan forum that used to be a dealer but I'm not sure about now. Let me know when you get a detector and we can go somewhere in the mountains and see if we find anything.
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:39 PM
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@Larbo
My earring on the pic.

@Rudy
I didnt want to make a show in front of the temple. The beach I looked at was the one on the east side of island. You can get there going along the coast from pier or through the mountsins from Momiji park. In the middle of the mountain you can find really cool and heavy things (photo)

The popular part of the beach is probably skimmed before/after the season, so you can find some clad (about 400 Yen in an 1,5 hour), a few pieces of cheap jewellery and nothing from the old stuff. The further part of the beach is not skimmed nor really used by tourists, but got all pulltabs of the world, that gathered there from the see and for decades.

The best spot for me was the Omoto park to the west from the temple - I found there there two XVII century 1 Mon coins, Two 1 Sen coins from the Taisho era and few younger coins (i.e. 10 Australian cents from 1999) in 2-3 hours, all of them just under the ground - no more than 4-6 inches deep. No people around and huge terrain to explore. Decided to sleep there with lullaby from the river
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Varelsee View post
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I didnt want to make a show in front of the temple. The beach I looked at was the one on the east side of island. You can get there going along the coast from pier or through the mountsins from Momiji park. In the middle of the mountain you can find really cool and heavy things (photo)

The popular part of the beach is probably skimmed before/after the season, so you can find some clad (about 400 Yen in an 1,5 hour), a few pieces of cheap jewellery and nothing from the old stuff. The further part of the beach is not skimmed nor really used by tourists, but got all pulltabs of the world, that gathered there from the see and for decades.

The best spot for me was the Omoto park to the west from the temple - I found there there two XVII century 1 Mon coins, Two 1 Sen coins from the Taisho era and few younger coins (i.e. 10 Australian cents from 1999) in 2-3 hours, all of them just under the ground - no more than 4-6 inches deep. No people around and huge terrain to explore. Decided to sleep there with lullaby from the river
Thanks for the reply. I think I know the beach in question, I hiked there from the Tori side of the island. I didn't go to detect, I went primarily for sightseing and to visit the Itsukushima jinja shrine.

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Old 05-25-2017, 04:44 AM
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That is similar to the earring I found but I would have to look at it again if I can find it. It's probably the same.

Thanks for telling us about the other places you detected. There is good stuff all over Japan but it is always nice if you can find a spot with not many people like that. Those are nice coins. I always like finding the old square holes even if most are not valuable. We could find a lot more here if everywhere wasn't covered in pulltabs.

I hunted a spot today for a few hours and found 3 old coins. They are an old style kanei tsuho (1636-1668), Meiji 1/2 sen with unreadable date (1873-1892) and 1 sen from Taisho or early Showa also with and unreadable date.

I also found ¥40 in clad and a copper ring that broke in half as soon as I picked it up. It has a nice design but I don't know if it is old or not.
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