Japanese Cast Iron Wind Bells
What is a Fūrin or Japanese chime?
Wind chimes or wind bells are very popular in Japan as in many Asian countries. In Japan, they are placed in various places: entrances to houses, gardens, etc. They produce sound through the wind, the movement of a door, etc.
Why are wind chimes so popular in Japan?
One of the main reasons is the fact that these instruments are given beneficial virtues against evil spirits. In our latitudes, we like the stylized shapes, the textures or the sounds they produce and the well-being they provide...
What materials are these Japanese wind chimes made of?
From all kinds of materials: wood (bamboo tubes, for example), metal, earth, ceramics, etc. The bells we offer on the site are almost all cast iron. Traditionally made, most often by the same craftsmen as those who produce Japanese cast iron teapots. Many bells are, for example, produced by the Iwachu company in Morioka, which also produces many incense holders.