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Glass Wind Chimes

Edofurin Glass Wind Chimes

The word edo furin literally means wind chime from Edo. Edo is the old name of Tokyo and wind chimes were already popular during the Edo period. But they were very expensive as glass was a rare material and glassware artisans extremely skilled.

When the Shinohara family started their business of handmade wind chimes about 65 years ago, the strong wish to cultivate the traditions of former Edo made them choose Edu Furin as the company name.

Each wind chime is hand blown and hand painted and a small piece of art by itself. Glass is melt in a furnace at 1320ºC. A craftsman will blow two bubbles of glass that are connected to each other. The first one is the main body of the wind chime and the second, smaller one is broken off after cooling down. The resulting whole at the bottom of the chime has uneven borders, that will create the unique sound when the glass pin rubs the border.

The handmade paintings are done on the inner side of the glass. This technique requires long training but it results in a great shiny finishing that doesn't fade away through dirt and sunshine.

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