Wind bells are traditional Japanese products which are said to have been devised in the Muromachi Period, almost 660 years ago, and since then, they have been a standard feature of Summer to the Japanese.
In Summer time, Japanese people hang a wind bell, with a small rectangular piece of paper, so called “Tanzaku” ,under the eaves of houses or the ceiling of rooms so that a wind bell rings slightly when it catches the breeze, thus giving them a mental feeling of coolness.
size | 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.5cm
material | cast iron
made in Yamagata Japan
“Chushin kobo” is a studio proposing the traditional beauty of casting transmitted to Japan due to Masuda's design to today's lifestyle.
Traditional crafting is not inherently conservative, but in that era it is a very innovative combination of hard and soft.
As a living tool that traditional craft gives richness and happiness to people's lives, a new tradition can be built by having modernity.
Chushin kobo is a creative workshop that creates a universal design centering on castings with seeds of Japanese culture.