1. Cedar Branch Submersion (Year One, June)
Cedar branches are submerged in the ocean to collect floating fertilized pearl oyster larvae.
2.Cutting (of branches) (Year One, July through August)
About one month later, in July or August, the young shells, attached to the cedar branches, are gathered and put into collapsible nets. At this time, the cedar branches are cut into sections approximately 30 centimeters long, two or three sections are placed into each net, and after the nets are tied into groups of up to six each, they are hung from wooden raft-like offshore floats.
3.Young Shells Tended To (Year One, December through June of the next year)
@  December Work:
The young shells, which had been suspended within the nets, are lightly cleaned and sorted. Good shells are kept, bad or small ones are disposed of.
A March Work:
In March of the next year, as shells are cleaned, they are put through a shell-sorting machine and separated by size.
B May and June:
Shells are cleaned, the largest ones first, and are inserted into compartmentalized nets. By June, all shells on hand are held in these nets.
4.Host Shells Tended To (Year Two, June through September)
 From June to September, with the rise in water temperature, barnacles and other organisms attach themselves to the netted host shells. These are removed through shell cleaning.
5.Sorting by Size and Weight (Year Two, October)
In October, "monme-wake" (sorting by size and weight) takes place. Shells, brought in from the offshore floats, are cleaned, run through an automatic weight-sorting machine, and are separated by weight from 8 monme to 16 monme (1 monme= 3.75g). They are then placed back into nets and once more attached to the offshore floats to await consignment.
6.Consignment (Year Two, November)
The nets, brought in again from the offshore floats, are loaded into a truck. The host shells, cultivated since June the year before, are handed over to pearl culturing workers and the host shell culturing process is completed.