Traditional Japanese symbol of summer: porcelain wind chime Furin with lovely Goldfish motif
One of the symbols of summer in Japan is the Furin (風鈴), wind bell made of glass, ceramics or metal. The refreshing sound of these bells helps people escape (or at least make them feel like it) the hot and humid Japanese summer. Originally imported from China, these pleasant sound making bells have been a standard feature of summer since the Muromachi period. (1333- 1568).
This lovely Japanese bell is made of ceramics and is decorated with pictures of goldfish (Kingyo 金魚). Goldfishes are often used in Japan thanks to their beautiful colours.
Furin produces nice and refreshing tinkle sound.
Absolutely lovely item – great idea for a gift!
Size: wind chime: 4.5, goldfish decoration: 4.5 cm
Material: porcelain, strap, paper, (some parts is iron, bamboo, wood, etc.)
Please note: Details and colours of the images might be slightly different from the actual product. As it is hand made, small imperfections are common in the work in this quality range.