Furin, or Japanese wind chime, is a traditional summer item since its dinging sound reminds us of a cool breeze.
The tanzaku (paper strip that catches the wind) is made from Sugiharagami, a unique paper made in Taka-cho, Hyogo Prefecture. The paper is produced by using traditional, time-honed techniques, and was designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Hyogo Prefecture In 1983.
All the procedures are by hand and no bleach is used. 100% ko (mulberry) paper is characterized by its natural white color and gentle texture.
- Do not use furin in strong winds.
- Hang it outdoors in a dry area.
- Porcelain is fragile. Handle with care.
- Check the item regularly. If it cracks or chips, stop using it.
Body Size: approximately 2.8 x 2 x 2.8 inches
Strip size: approximately 2 x 6.7 inches
Hanging size: approximately 2.8 x 18.5 x 2.8 inches