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Japanese Wind Chimes - Furin

Clear, Cool and Other-Worldly

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’.

Japanese Wind Chimes - Furin

 

Paper Wind Catchers

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 $3.50 or free if you order with any Furin or wind chime.

Paper Wind Catchers - Tanzaku
  • Name: Tanzaku
  • Size: 1.75″ x 9.5″
  • Material: Paper
  • Price: $1.50 - $3.50
  • Choose Design (Left to right)

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.

Note

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.

Details

  • 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’.
  • *Made in Japan.

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Furin - Temple Bell

Small

  • Name: Furin Temple Bell (Small)
  • Design: Traditional
  • Size: 1.5″ x 1.5″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Temple Bell

Medium

  • Name: Furin Temple Bell (Medium)
  • Design: Traditional
  • Size: 2.25″ x 2″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $22.50

Furin - Temple Bell

Large

  • Name: Furin Temple Bell (Large)
  • Design: Dragon
  • Size: 3 3/4″ x 2 7/8″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $38.50

Furin - Plum Blossom

Baika

  • Name: Baika
  • Design: Rust Brown Colour
  • Symbolism: Elegance, faithfulness & pure heart.
  • Size: 1 5/8″ x 2 1/4″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Lily

Yuri

  • Name: Yuri
  • Design: Flower
  • Symbolism: Fertility, purity.
  • Size: 1.75″ x 2″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Owl

Fukurō

  • Name: Fukurō
  • Design: Owl (Brown)
  • Symbolism: Insight, wisdom, protective, mystical.
  • Size: 2.5″ x 2.25″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $32.50

Furin - Japanese Raccoon Dog

Tanuki

  • Name: Tanuki
  • Design: Japanese Raccoon Dog
  • Symbolism: Mischievous, curiosity, dexterity, disguise.
  • Size: 2″ x 2″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18
  • Note: Discontinued.

Furin - Turtle (Medium)

Kame

  • Name: Kame
  • Design: Turtle
  • Symbolism: Longevity, felicity, good luck, stability.
  • Size: 3 3/8″ x 2 1/2″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $22.50

Furin - Cricket

Suzumushi

  • Name: Suzumushi
  • Design: Cricket
  • Symbolism: Good luck, protection, rebirth.
  • Size: 1 1/2″ x 1 7/8″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Bellflower on Leaf

Campanula

  • Name: Campanula
  • Design: Bellflower on Leaf
  • Symbolism: Unchanging love, honesty & obedience.
  • Size: 1 5/8″ x 1 3/4″ (flower size)
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $29.50

Furin - Dragonfly On Leaf

Tonbo

  • Name: Tonbo
  • Design: Dragonfly On Leaf
  • Symbolism: Courage, strength, happiness, victory.
  • Size: 9″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $65

Furin - Crane

Tzuru

  • Name: Tzuru
  • Design: Crane
  • Symbolism: Very lucky, happiness, longevity, fidelity.
  • Wikipedia: Significance of CranesWikipedia - Cranes
  • Size: 6.5″ x 3.25″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $75
  • Note: Discontinued.

Furin - Bell With Hammer

Large

  • Name: Bell With Hammer
  • Design: Traditional
  • Size: 3 5/8″ x 3″
  • Material: Cast Iron, Wooden Hammer
  • Price: $39.50

Furin - Fancy Temple Bell

Medium

  • Name: Fancy Temple Bell
  • Design: Traditional
  • Size: 3″ x 2.5″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $25

Furin - Black Sparrow

Suzume

  • Name: Suzume
  • Design: Sparrow
  • Symbolism: Diligence, simplicity, inclusion, deserving of respect despite size, moral action.
  • Size: 1.5″ x 2.5″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Snail on Leaf

Katatsumuri

  • Name: Katatsumuri
  • Design: Snail on Leaf
  • Symbolism: Rainy season, One of the ‘San-sukumi’
  • Size: 6.75″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $29.50
  • Note: Discontinued.

Furin - Mountain Stream

Keiryuu

  • Name: Keiryuu
  • Design: Fish in Stream
  • Symbolism: Perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose.
  • Size: 2″ x 10.25″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $45

Furin - Lantern

Tourou

  • Name: Tourou
  • Design: Lantern
  • Symbolism: Enlightenment
  • Size: 4″ x 5″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $75

Furin - Pine Cone

Matsubokkuri

  • Name: Matsubokkuri
  • Design: Pine Cone
  • Symbolism: Endurance and eternity. Friendship and constancy during times of adversity.
  • Size: Ø1.75″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Mountain Stream (Round)

Keiryuu-Maru

  • Name: Keiryuu-Maru
  • Design: Fish in Stream
  • Symbolism: Perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose.
  • Size: 8.5″ x 7.5″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $65

Furin - Owl Family

Marugata-Oyako Fukurou

  • Name: Marugata-Oyako Fukurou
  • Design: Owls, Parent and Child
  • Symbolism: Family, protective, nurturing, wisdom.
  • Size: 3.8″ x 3″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $35

Furin - Crickets

Suzumushi

  • Name: Suzumushi
  • Design: Crickets in Grass
  • Symbolism: Good luck, protection, rebirth.
  • Size: 4″ x 3.4″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $29.50

Furin - Willow & Swallow

Yanagi Tsubame

  • Name: Yanagi Tsubame
  • Design: Willow tree & Swallow
  • Symbolism: Companionship, happiness and harmony.
  • Size: 2″ x 1.8″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Frog on Leaf

Konoha Kaeru

  • Name: Konoha Kaeru
  • Design: Frog on Hydrangea Leaf
  • Symbolism: Good luck, spring, fertility, returning.
  • Size: 6.8″ x 3″ x 1.6″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $55
  • Note: Discontinued.

Furin - Blade Pattern

Hamon

  • Name: Hamon
  • Design: Blade Pattern
  • Symbolism: Japanese swordsmithing technique.
  • Size: 2.1″ x 1.9″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $21
  • Choose Colour

Furin - Firefly

Hotaru

  • Name: Hotaru
  • Design: Firefly
  • Symbolism: Passionate love.
  • Size: 2″ x 2″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Pine Needles

Matsuba

  • Name: Matsuba
  • Design: Pine Needles
  • Symbolism: Eternal life, patience, endurance, faithfulness and integrity.
  • Size: 2″ x 2″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Hanging Bells

3 Bells

  • Name: Hanging Bells
  • Design: 3 Bells
  • Size: 4″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $39.50

Furin - Turtle (Small)

Kame

  • Name: Kame (Small)
  • Design: Small Turtle
  • Symbolism: Longevity, felicity, good luck, stability.
  • Size: 2.55″ x 2″ x 1.3″
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $18

Furin - Temple Bell

Bonshou

  • Name: Bonshou
  • Design: Traditional
  • Symbolism: Used in Japan to call monks to prayer.
  • Size: 2.75" x 2.4"
  • Material: Cast Iron
  • Price: $22.50

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Ordering Japanese Wind Chimes ‘Furin’

  • Japanese Wind Chimes ‘Furin’ $18 - $75
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    • FREE for orders over $100
    • $9.95 for orders under $100

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