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Knowing the summer in Japan – Wind Chimes that plays the cool


wind chimes that is also called “wind‐bell” is a decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle.
In Summer, wind chimes plays a cool sound, such as under the eaves of the house. It is a typical scenery of summer in Japan.

Each wind wind chimes has her own personality in tone and carries cool air. It is also similar to the sound of insects, such as singing cricket to inform the fall.

Wind chimes has a simple structure. It is made from the bell of bronze bell-shaped vessel and a part called “tongue (Zetsu)”.
Decoration, such as a strip and thread are installed in the part of the tongue.
This tongue is shaking with the wind, and then the bell sounds nicely.

Wind chimes was originally transmitted to Japan from China in ancient times.
In China, it is made of bronze. It is said that it began to hung on all four sides of the house for fortune-telling and talisman.

In feng shui, it is believed that the sound of wind chimes has power to come through an illness, clean the mind and attract good mind. This is the background why there are bells at the shrines in Japan.

Wind chimes was wisdom of people those who lived in the days with no air conditioning. Using a wind chime to get cool atmosphere in hot summer would contribute to ease global warming!!!

What is your wisdom to spend summer nicely without consuming artificial energy?

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