Furin wind bells –: Introduced from China by buddhist monks, these wind chimes were used to know the direction and the strength of the wind.
However, when arriving to Japan its use change. These wind bells were hung from each of the four corners in the temples to back off the evil and keep peace around. It was said that wherever you hear these fuurin disgrace will not occur.
Its sound varies depending on the manufacture material. First, they were made from copper but, towards the 18th century, it was manufacture in glass and even though it was very thick, tecnique got better until it was very thin. People kept buying them even at a very high price, towards the end of the 19th century. Fuurin wind bells are also made from pottery and metal.
Nousaku has furin made with tin and copper, quite a peculiar sound ^^
Now they are used as decoration on doors and windows of houses, especially on summer season.
You can enjoy the sound of a fuurin while you read a book or take a rest from your day enjoying a Kakigori or a cold Calpico (know in Japan as Calpis).
You can give it some funny style with Furin with mascot characters in it ^^
You can find some wonderful wind bells by Nousaku at our store – Features a very clean modern design and a delightful sound that will improve the atmosphere of your house by adding a zen feeling to your life!
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