The Wind Bell or ‘Furin’ is a Japanese cultural icon. The distinctive quality of it's sound distinguishes it from traditional western wind chimes. The Furin having a single, resonant sound that has been described as ‘clear, cool and otherworldly’.
We do have paper wind catchers available separately if you need to replace your old ones. They are good quality and durable @ $1.50 (Standard) - $3.50 (Designer) each. Registered post is $4.95 or free if you order with any Furin or wind chime.
Size: 1.75″ x 9.5″
Price: $1.50 - $3.50
The Furin's sound is characteristic of Japanese minimalism.
The Furin is used in Japan in summer to suggest the coolness of a breeze and can often be seen in public spaces during the long summer months. Usually hung on porches or eaves it is a truly soothing and peaceful sound conducive to daydreaming or meditating, invoking a relaxing and near mystical feeling. It is an integral part of the Japanese landscape and cultural make-up invoking images and memories of summer for Japanese people.
The direct predecessor of the Furin is thought to be a category of bells known as Futaku (hanging bells). Buddhists attaching them profusely by the hundreds or even thousands to the eaves of temples, shrines, and pagodas, causing during breezy moments an almost overwhelming auspicious sensation of sound.
Material: The Furin is made of cast iron and the ringer is made of a lighter aluminium metal for a better sound.
*Each Furin comes with a string and paper wind catcher which is interchangeable. The paper strip reads ‘Furin’ in Kanji which means simply ‘wind bell’.
How to order online: To buy, click on the ‘Add To Cart’ buttons of your favorite Furin. You will be directed to PayPals Secure Payment page. Credit & debit cards are accepted through PayPal too. (You don't need a PayPal account.)
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We are confident that you will be happy with our high quality wind chimes. If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason, a full refund is available. (Returns must be well packed and returned in their original condition within 30 days.) We will even pay return postage.