Wind-Bell (Pin) by NOUSAKU
Enchanting summer sounds cool mind, body and soul
These charming brass Wind-Bells (Furin) are handmade using ancient, traditional casting and finishing techniques passed down over more than 400 years in Takaoka, Japan.
With their whimsical, soothing tinkle, wind-bells have been a part of the country’s sultry summer season since the Muromachi period (1333~1568). Soaking up the sounds of these gorgeous pieces of art singing in the breeze, the Japanese hang wind-bells outside their homes to help cool off on hot summer days.
Designed by Katsuji Nousaku, the fourth generation owner of the NOUSAKU foundry, each one is handmade and finished by an accomplished craftsmen.
With a history spanning some 400 years, NOUSAKU originally created traditional items such as Buddhist altar ornamentation, tea-ceremony paraphernalia and flower vases. More recently, working in collaboration with specialist designers, the company has developed metal casting techniques to create 100% pure tin interior items and tableware par excellence.
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Kindly Note||As this item is made to order, it may take up to 2week - 3week to manufacture and ship from Japan.|
Delivery and wrapping
|Shipping Method||Delivery within Japan: Sagawa Express, Delivery Overseas: Express Mail Service (EMS) via the Japan Post Service|
Internal：¥1,437(Up to 2kg to ¥ 1,630,5 kg to ¥ 1,990,10 kg ¥ 2,230)
Overseas：Payment Method（United States） $14.38USD
|Estimated Delivery Date||
Domestic delivery usually takes 1-3 days after the order is shipped.
For international delivery, delivery time can be estimated based on that of EMS (International Express Mail Service) once the order is shipped.Check the delivery time here.
|Ship from||Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo|
|Track||Sagawa Express Tracking Info Site
EMS Tracking Info Site
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Cash-on-delivery Option/ Service Fees
・Less than JPY 10,000: JPY 300
・JPY 10,000 or above ~ less than JPY 30,000: JPY 400
・JPY 30,000 or above ~ less than JPY 100,000: JPY 600
・JPY 100,000 or above ~ less than JPY 300,000: JPY 1000
|Customers outside Japan||
(5) PayPal (no handling fees)Customers living in, I can have you use the Paypal settlement abroad. The shipment will be delivered by EMS (Express Mail Service)
|Kindly Note||If you view our site in Japanese, you may choose any one of the above 6 payment methods. If you view our site in other languages including English, you may only make your payment with (5).|
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