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SHINOHARA Wind Chime Atelier

EDOFURIN hand-blown and hand-painted glass wind chimes

Edo Furin literally means "Wind bell from Edo". During the 18th century glass making techniques got introduced in Japan by the Dutch, who were the only traders accepted in the port of Nagasaki. From there, the then-expensive glass was traded to the most affluent parts of Japan, including Osaka, Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo).   

Once the local craftsmen mastered the art of making glass wind chimes, they became available to the general public and developed more and more variations.  

When the Shinohara family started their business specializing in handmade wind chimes 65 years ago, they decided to name it Edo Furin to cultivate the traditions and appreciation of the chimes during the Edo period. 



The bottom of the hand-blown Furin is left uneven so that the chime makes different sounds depending on where the pin hits the glass. These details make the hand-made, traditional crafts authentic and unique. 

Hand-painting of Edofurin Wind-chimes
Hand-blown Edofurin Wind-bells
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Each wind chime is hand blown and hand painted and a small piece of art by itself. Glass is melted in a furnace at 1320ºC after which a craftsman will blow two bubbles out of the glass. The first one is the main body of the wind chime, whereas the second, smaller one is broken off after cooling down. As a result, the hole at the bottom of the chime has uneven borders, which are left like that intentionally! This way, the chime will create different sounds based on where the bell touches the glass. Industrialized versions will be smooth and even, but will only create one monotone sound. 

The decorations are hand-painted from the inside of the glass. This technique requires about 30 years of training, but it results in a great shiny chime, which' colors don't easily fade and are not affected by dirt, water and sunshine. 

You can even try to paint one yourself with our DIY glass chime! 

24 Item(s)

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Pink Flower Paintings

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents beautiful pink flower on a clear background. 

    Being very luminous, the soft pink color gives an impression of calm and simplicity. When hit by the sun this wind chime looks great and the soft sound of the glass will also make you feel refreshed. 

    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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Sunflower Paintings

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents sunflowers. Called "Himawari" in Japanese it literally means turn to the light. One of the symbols of summer, sunflowers have bright yellow petals reminding the sun they follow. 

    Like in nature, this wind chime will catch the brightness of the sun. That along with the soft sound of the glass, this wind chime will let you enjoy summer to the fullest. 

    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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Blue Flower Paintings

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents beautiful blue flowers on a clear background. Very luminous the soft colors gives an impression of warmth, calm and simplicity. When lit by the sun, this wind chime looks great and the soft sound of the glass will also make you feel refreshed. 

    Thanks to its specific fabrication process, the Edo Furin wind chimes produces a very nice sound. Since the drawing is made on the inside of the glass, it won't deteriorate even if hung outside.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Sakura Cherry Blossom Paintings

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents Japanese sakura cherry blossoms on a clear background. Very luminous the soft pink color gives an impression of calm and simplicity. When hit by the sun this wind chime looks great and the soft sound of the glass will also make you feel refreshed.

  • Only at NIHON ICHIBAN: Lake Ashinoko Wind Chime

    Regular Price:

    $20.34

    This wind chime features lake Ashinoko (lake Ashi) in Hakone. The paintings include Mount Fuji, the red shrine gate (torii) and the water of the lake. 

    It is a cute wind chime only available at NIHON ICHIBAN. 

    It is a nice souvenir from lake Ashiniko and also sold in our retail shop at the Hakonemachi port of the lake.

  • Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Plovers and Waves

    Regular Price:

    $23.39

    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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Mount Fuji

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind chime, called Furin in Japanese, represents the Mount Fuji, one of Japan's most representative symbols. It is well-known all over the world and his a source of inspiration for many artists, artisans and designers. 

    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 looks especially beautiful and the colors won't fade away.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of a Firework

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, called Furin in Japanese, represents fireworks. The design is simple but the colors are so vivid that it makes a beautiful product. Wind chime are extremely popular in summer and it is also the time of Matsuri, the traditional Japanese festivals where you can see fireworks. Both fireworks and furin are representative of a summer in Japan.

    Thanks to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin wind chimes produce a very nice sound. Also, since the drawing is made on the inside of the glass, it won't deteriorate even when put outside. The sun reflecting on the glass looks especially beautiful.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of a Smiling Maneki Neko Cat

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This wind chime, called Furin in Japanese, represents the famous Maneki Neko, a cat suppose to bring good luck and money. It is a very famous character in Japan that can be found on many products. The design of this wind chime is especially cute and the smiling Maneki Neko looks really great especially when the sun hits the glass. 

    Due to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin Wind chimes produce a very nice sound. Also, the drawing being made on the inside part, even left outside, the colors won't fade away. 

    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 way of producing Furin that was used during the Edo period.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of a Pink Ginka Flower on a Black Background

    Regular Price:

    $23.39

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents two beautiful pink flower on a black background. Black furin are very rare, most of them only have light colors on a transparent background, yet with the brightness of the colors and shine of the glass, the finishing look is still really bright and beautiful. 

    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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of a Maneki Neko Cat

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, called Furin in Japanese, represents the famous Japanese Maneki Neko, it is suppose to bring luck and chance with money. Maneki Neko are very famous in Japan and you can find their representation on many different products. The design on this wind chime is especially cute. 

    Thanks to the process of painting the inside part of the glass rather than the outside, the furin keeps its shiny appearance and the colors does not fade away. Due to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin Wind Chime produce a very nice sound. The sun reflecting on the glass looks especially beautiful. 

    Edo Furin has been producing wind chime for over 65 years, they have been widely recognized for their high quality and the fact they stick as close as possible to the traditional way of producing Furin that was used during the Edo period.

  • Japanese Handmade Edofurin Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Blue Dragonflies

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, called Furin in Japanese, represents fireflies. Fireflies are really popular in Japan, people often like to go out and see the fireflies in family during the summer. It is also common to see them during Matsuri, Japanese festivals, flying around people in yukatas. It is a less known symbol of Japan. 

    Due to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin wind chime produce a very nice sound. Since the drawing is made on the inside of the glass, it won't deteriorate even when put outside. 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 way of producing Furin that was used during the Edo period.

  • Edo furin Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Red and Blue Goldfishes

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, called Furin in Japanese, represents two goldfishes, a blue and a red one. They have beautiful details and vivid colors. Goldfishes are often use in Japan thanks to their beautiful colors. 

    Due to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin Wind Chime produce a very nice sound. Since the drawing is made on the inside of the glass, it won't deteriorate even when put outside. The sun reflecting on the glass looks especially beautiful. With this wind chime you can feel the serenity and beauty of traditional Japan.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Five Goldfishes

    Regular Price:

    $23.39

    This Wind chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents five goldfishes. The goldfishes are really liked in Japan with their beautiful colors, as a result, they are often represented in various occasions. With the shiny aspect of the glass and its beautiful colors this wind chime is a perfect product for summer. 

    Thanks to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin wind chimes produce a very nice sound. Since the drawing is made on the inside part of the glass, it won't deteriorate even when put outside. The sun reflecting on the glass looks especially beautiful. 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 way of producing Furin that was used during the Edo period.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Rabbits

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents a rabbit on a clear background. Cute rabbits are a very popular theme in Japan and often used to decorate objects for daily use. 

    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. 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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Blue Morning Glory Flowers

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents blue Morning Glory Flowers on a clear background. 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. 

    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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Pink Morning Glory Flowers

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents pink Morning Glory Flowers on a clear background. 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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Iris Flowers

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents Iris Flowers on a clear background. 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. 

    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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Pink Hortensia Flowers

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents Pink Hortensia Flowers on a clear background. 

    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. 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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Purple Hortensia Flowers

    Regular Price:

    $17.29

    This Wind Chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents purple Hortensia Flowers on a clear background. 

    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. 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.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Hortensia Flowers in 3 Colors

    Regular Price:

    $23.39

    This Wind chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents hortensia flowers in three colors. Hortensia are very popular in Japan for their beautiful colors. With the shiny aspect of the glass and its beautiful colors this wind chime is a perfect product for summer. 

     Thanks to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin wind chimes produce a very nice sound. Since the drawing is made on the inside part of the glass, it won't deteriorate even when put outside. The sun reflecting on the glass looks especially beautiful. 

    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 way of producing Furin that was used during the Edo period.

  • Japanese Handmade Glass Wind Chime with Paintings of Fireflies

    Regular Price:

    $23.39

    This Wind chime, also called Furin in Japanese, represents fireflies at night as they light up. Fireflies are typical for summer in Japan and therefore are a perfect motif for wind chimes mostly used in summer. 

    Thanks to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin wind chimes produce a very nice sound. Since the drawing is made on the inside part of the glass, it won't deteriorate even when put outside. The sun reflecting on the glass looks especially beautiful. 

    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 way of producing Furin that was used during the Edo period.

  • Cast Iron Wind Chime Stand

    Regular Price:

    $20.34

    This wind chime stand allows to place a wind chime anywhere in a room or garden when there is no place to hand it. It has a stable stand allows the wind chime to sufficiently move to make its beautiful sound. It is a perfect wind chime accessory. We recommend using this wind chime stand with glass wind chimes of Shinohara or wind bells from the Kashiwagi Art Foundry.

  • Paint Yourself Handblown Glass Wind Chime

    Regular Price:

    $12.21

    This Wind Chime, called Furin in Japanese, has been left plain, so that you can add your own painting (paint is not included). If painted on the inside, the colors will last for a long time even when the wind chime is placed outside and exposed to sunlight and rain. 

    Due to its specific fabrication process the Edo Furin Wind Chime produce a very nice sound. 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 way of producing Furin that was used during the Edo period.

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