Japanese Glass Furin - Bringing the tradition and music of the wind to your garden
Furin are traditional Japanese glass wind chimes. They are usually made from mouth-blown glass and can be of various sizes and shapes. Furin are hung outside houses or buildings, usually in gardens or courtyards, and are designed to tinkle when the wind blows through them.
Furin have a long history in Japan, dating back to the Edo period (1603-1868) when they were made from bronze or copper. Glass furin were introduced later, during the Meiji period (1868-1912), and became very popular because of their unique crystal sound and elegant appearance.
Furin are often made with traditional Japanese motifs such as cherry blossoms, bamboo leaves, birds and fish. Some furin are even engraved with poems or proverbs to add an extra dimension of cultural significance.
Furin are considered symbols of good luck and prosperity, and can be used to create a peaceful and refreshing atmosphere in a garden or yard.