Lantern with Bell Japanese Wind Chime
This is a traditional Lantern with Bell Japanese Wind Chime. The lantern has shoji screen paper to show off the intricate design. The craftsmanship is amazing. A beautiful cast iron wind chime with a flat black finish. In Japan, the wind chimes are called Furin because the name “fu” is wind, and “rin” means chime. The Japanese believe the wind chimes represent the beginning of summer and the chimes will ward off evil. The paper hangs from the center of the chime to catch the wind. Watching the wind gently moving the paper in the summer breeze makes you feel cooler in the hot summer months. The gentle breeze creates a soothing sound that is only from Japanese chimes. The chimes are usually hung outside a window so you can hear and see the chime. Chimes are hung on the corners of the houses for protection.
- Tea House Chime 4 1/4″ high by 5 1/4″ wide (top)
- Bell Chime 1 1/2″ high by 1 3/4″ wide (bottom)
- Paper is approx. 2″ x 9 1/2″
- Cast Iron