We offer four different colors of the Tamayura Japanese Bell. Included with the bell is a striker.
Note: The bells in the video are not the exact, specific bells you will receive. They are each an example out of many of the same style, type, quality and size. The exact tone and pitch may vary from one to the next, but they are each good and accurate sample of the specific bell you will receive.
Tamayura Bells are a new bell design that has been popular in Japan since 2005. They are on many modern-looking Buddhist altars in Japanese homes.
Of course, the Tamayura is also used in many secular places: offices, businesses, kitchens and desks. Japanese interior design has leaned more Western in recent years and so when you want to add a contemporary look to their space, this delightful bell, is the perfect melding of new style and sound.
Bell Measurements: Width: 2.25" / 6 cm Height: 2.25" / 6 cm
Mallet Measurements: Length: 2.5" / 6 cm Head Diameter: 0.75" / 2 cm
These gorgeous Furins are made in a small factory that has about 10 employees.
In the Japanese language, "Fu" means wind, and "Rin" means bell. Hence this is a Wind Bell. Furin Bells came to Japan from China centuries ago. Originally the bells were used in China to divine good or bad fortune by hanging in the forests. They migrated into Japanese temples and wealthy and noble homes, and were used to ward off evil spirits.
Started as bronze bells, later on Japan also began making the bells out of glass. Furin can fill the air in the summer in Japan. Hanging from windows and eaves, when the breezes blow, the Furin sing.
The strip of paper that hangs from the clapper is called a "tanzaku." When the wind blows the tanzaku causes the clapper to strike the side of the Furin.
Bell Measurements (Approx): Iron Bell Height: 1.75" / 4.5 cm Diameter: 1.75" / 4.5 cm Weight: 6 oz / 150 g Length - from top of string without clapper: 6.75" / 17 cm Total Length - from top of string to end of clapper: 17.75" / 45 cm View full product details