It's a breezy day today and our furin (wind chimes) are busy tinkling away.
We are sure you are familiar with the iron wind chimes. They do give a very pleasant ring with the gentle wind. But amidst the iron tinkles, you might hear the odd, dull clunk of a glass wind chime. This is the Edo furin, made from glass. Despite its less sonorous chime, it is by no means the poorer cousin of the iron furin from the north. Many people enjoy the stubby clink of the Edo furin. The glass wind chime is traditionally hand-blown and hand-painted on the inside.
(Photo by the ikebana shop. All rights reserved.)
Have a listen...
And this gives you an idea how they are made.