Cast Iron Kettle Nambu Ironware Wind Bell
The wind bell has a design of a miniature cast ironware kettle with a row of small protrusions called "Arare," which is a typical pattern of Nambu ironware. It can be enjoyed as an interior decoration all year round. You can hang the chime in a place where the wind blows or near a window to enjoy the sound it makes. Wind bells have long been an item that cool down the hot Japanese summer. They are meant to replicate the sound of water.
This wind bell is made of Nambu ironware in Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region, selected as one of the "100 Soundscapes to Japan" by the Ministry of the Environment as part of its efforts to combat noise pollution and to promote the protection of the environment. It has a more profound and relaxed sound compared to wind chimes made of glass.
The sound of wind bell is the same frequency sound as the murmur of a stream, the chirping of birds, and other healing sounds found in nature. High-frequency sounds are said to have a relaxing effect. Each piece is carefully crafted to the detail by artisans.
Since they are heavy, please be careful not to fall on children's feet or other parts of the body. Also, since Nambu ironware rusts when exposed to moisture, wipe off any water on the wind chime with kitchen paper or a dry dish towel.
A paper strip for the wind bell is included in the box. Please attach to the wind chime by yourself after stretching it lightly. When the wind blows, the paper strip catches the wind and moves the clapper to produce the sound.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 【Body】D6cm(2.4in) x H26cm(10.2in) 【Total Length】57cm(22.4in)
- Material: Cast Iron
- Origin: Made in Japan - Nambu Ironware
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ABOUT NANBU IRONWARE
Nambu ironware, a representative of Japanese ironware, is a cast pure iron craft that has been continued since around the Edo period in the Morioka City area of Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region. The name comes from the region where it was made in the old days, known as the Nambu domain.Combining robustness and delicate design, Nambu ironware has more functional advantages than its attractive appearance.View more NANBU IRONWARE items
In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.View more Metal items