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Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Plovers and Waves

Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Plovers and Waves

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$22.03
This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents a plover bird flying above wavy water. Called "千鳥 - Chidori" in Japanese, the plover are really often represented on Japanese crafts. The Chidori have been described in many old Japanese books but actually the kanji characters of Chidori can also be read as "千" meaning Thousand and 鳥 meaning Bird, the reason is that people used to refer to many types of small birds as Chidori in the past.

However, through the years, the word Chidori has been referring to the Plover birds which also gain a growing popularity in the Japanese folklore.
Shinohara Edofurin

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 Edo 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.

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This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents a plover bird flying above wavy water. Called "千鳥 - Chidori" in Japanese, the plover are really often represented on Japanese crafts. The Chidori have been described in many old Japanese books but actually the kanji characters of Chidori can also be read as "千" meaning Thousand and 鳥 meaning Bird, the reason is that people used to refer to many types of small birds as Chidori in the past. 

However, through the years, the word Chidori has been referring to the Plover birds which also gain a growing popularity in the Japanese folklore. 

Thanks to its specific fabrication process, the Edo Furin wind chimes produce a very nice sound. Since the drawing is made on the inside of the glass, it won't deteriorate even if hung outside. 
In spite of the black color, when the sun hits this wind chime it is luminous. 
 
Edo Furin has been producing wind chime for over 65 years, they have been widely recognized for their high quality products and the fact they stick as close as possible to the traditional producing method that was used during the Edo period. 
Additional Information

Additional Information

Product Number 3000948
Time Until Shipping 1 day
Brand Edofurin
Dimensions 8 x 7 cm (3.1 x 2.7 inches)
Weight 100g (3.5 oz)
Made In Japan
Prefecture Tokyo
All Material Glass, Paper
Alcohol % No