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Paper Lantern

Paper Lantern
Paper Lantern

Price: £24.95 Free UK Delivery

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Create the atmosphere of serenity that can be found in Japanese temples with this lovely little bell which has the familiar shape of a paper lantern. 

Handmade at the Kashiwagi Art Foundry from a special alloy (sahari) which comprises copper and at least 20% tin, sahari was developed specifically by Mr Kashiwagi for use in bells (narimono) - it is sturdy yet produces beautiful clear tones.
Beautiful in its simplicity,  Paper Lantern features the Kanji characters for "Odawara" (the city where it was made).  The slightly green colour is the natural color of the metal after being burned and shaped.     

A key feature of Japanese furin is the paper wind catcher (tanzaku) which is attached to the ring within the bell.  It is this which catches the breeze and produces those beautiful sounds.  Traditionally, you would write something meaningful on the tanzaku before giving the bell as a gift.

Being hand made, each piece is slightly different and is thus unique. 

Beautifully boxed, Paper Lantern does make a lovely gift - but please note that being Japanese, it is not only exquisite but also small!  

NB:  If placed outside it should be in a sheltered position e.g. under a porch, to protect it from the weather.  We recommend hanging it indoors.

Length of bell:  5 cm (2 inches)
Diameter:  4 cm (1.6 inches)

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