Calm Sounds! Traditional Japanese cast iron furin from Tohoku
Most classic style, temple bell design
A high-quality metal makes comfortable sounds. As there are the good traditional metal crafts in Japan, Nambu Tekki which has more than 900 years history is most famous. 500km (300mile) away from Tokyo to the north, Iwate Prefecture is one of the Tohoku Area. That means the area was so far apart from the ancient central city Kyoto. But the prosperity of Oshu Fujiwara Clan in the 11th century left the many cultural legacies including the World Heritage Site Chusonji Temple.
Green lantern with owl
Green owl perch
We can see not only the tangible cultural properties. Nambu Tekki is also the legacy of Oshu Fujiwara Clan. Addition to that, the daimyos (feudal lords) of Nambu domain had encouraged the cast iron industry. So Oshu-shi and Nambu-shi are the main areas of Nambu Tekki still today.
Black dragonfly on leaf with lily bell
Red song bird
The sounds of Nambu Tekki wind bells are calmer than glass or tin.
It brings peaceful wind for you!
Fancy temple bell