Japanese tones bring peace of mind and relaxation to your restless days.
The wind chime is a Japanese term for the cool and relaxing sound which jingles with a cool and relaxing tone, "tinkle-tinkle".
A wind chime (furin) is a small bell used to hang under the eaves of houses and other places in summer in Japan.
It is designed to make a sound with the wind. It is a cool summer tradition in Japan and a Japanese interior design that expresses the season.
[Effects of wind chime]
1. Healing effect
Wind chimes are characterized in summer tradition in Japan by their "tinkle-tinkle" (ting-ting) sound. The gentle and somehow sad sound of wind chimes seems to have a calming and relaxing effect.
In fact, this is due to the effect of a sound called "1/f fluctuation".
"1/f fluctuation" is a sound that harmonizes regular and irregular sounds, and listening to this sound triggers alpha waves in the brain and relaxes the body.
The babbling of a river or the chirping of birds are examples of this type of sound.
They also look cute and tasteful, so it is fun to hang them as an interior decoration.
2. Feeling Japan
Especially if you have been to Japan before, when the wind blows and a wind chime rings, it reminds you of Japanese life and culture, and makes you feel nostalgic.
In Japan, wind chimes are an item of interior decoration that can make you feel cool, so much so that you may even perceive coolness in your actual senses as
"wind chimes ring"→"wind blows"→"feel cool".
They can be enjoyed not only in summer but all year round.
3. Amulet effect (calming the mind)
Originally, wind chimes were called "futaku" made of bronze, which were hung on the roofs of Buddhist monasteries.
They were hung to ward off evil spirits and were also used as an exorcism to ward off illness.
Nowadays, they are believed to have the effect of opening the door to good fortune and ward off plague.
Those who want a soothing Japanese interior.
Those who love Japanese culture.
Those who have been to Japan before.
[About Nanbu wind chime]
This wind chime is made of Nanbu iron, which is produced in Iwate Prefecture.
Nambu ironware is made mainly from pig iron (sentetsu), and has a simple and deep flavor of quality and simplicity.
The material of iron is softly utilized and has an expression unique to Nambu ironware.
It is also designated as a traditional Japanese craft.
It has existed since about 950 years ago during the Heian period (794-1192), and the temple bells, and Buddhist ritual utensils were also made of Nambu ironware.
The texture and weight of iron give Nanbu wind chimes a different appeal from the Edo wind chimes made of glass.
The greatest feature of Nanbu wind chimes is their sound. Unlike the light sound made of glass, the tone of Nanbu wind chimes is a high, clear, and pleasant sound with a resonant sound.
They are said to emit the same frequency as the babbling of a stream or the chirping of birds, which can be expected to have a relaxing effect.
The sound they produce has been selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the "100 Sounds of Japan to Preserve".
The iron used is high-density, unbreakable, and of high quality, made in Japan.
The hidden charm of ironware is its sturdiness.
Although people have the impression that iron tends to rust easily, cast ironis resistant to rust. It has a unique texture and presence, is highly heat resistant, and above all, is environmentally friendly.
The beautiful iron skin will change over decades of enjoyment, and will gradually respond to the owner with a "wabi-sabi" look, which is called "kana-aji" (iron taste).
It can be used until the grandchildren's generation. It is the most luxurious way to save money.
Size : Length Approx.2.16"/5.5cm Width Approx.2.75"/7cm
Material : Iron, Made in Japan
Deep Green, 3 Small Bells
1.Outdoor...It's also meant to ward off plague and diesease.
2.Indoor... As a Japanse interior
Enjoy it on a curtain rail or in a place where it is exposed to the wind from an air conditioner or fan.
If you do not have a place to hang it, a wind chime stand is recommended. With the stand, you can place it anywhere you like, such as on a desk or shelf, and it is easy to store.
Enjoy Japanese culture and heal your heart with the soothing sound of Nambu ironware wind chimes.
・Other Japanese Furin
*Please note that the color of the product can look slightly different depending on the environment such as the computer screen.