Kan (unit of weight)

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The Kan ( Japanese , also: kamme 貫 ​​目 ) is a pearl weight (see: old Japanese weight units ) for cultured pearls .

One Kan is equivalent to a thousand momme, i.e. 3.75 kg .

The Kan was officially established in the Japanese Weights and Measures Act of 1891 . It is still used worldwide to indicate the weight of cultured pearls.

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