Traditional Style Wind Chime “Futaku”
Futaku, a traditional wind chime, is commonly used for sacred buildings, is one of the characteristic products in our shop. You can hang it on your roof, eave, ceiling etc. Or you can also enjoy it by putting anywhere as an object.
The “Futaku” wind chime has rather dull sounds of thick iron, which are believed to protect from evil. So, temples hang Futakus at every corners of roofs.
Here we uploaded actual Futaku installed in a famous temple in Kyoto and tried its sound!
Sound of Futaku
Image Gallery of Futaku
Futaku sounds are believed to protect from evil. So, temples hang Futakus at every corners of roofs. However, you can hang it on your roof, eave, ceiling etc. as an unique decoration, or you can enjoy it as an interior object as well!
Our wind chime product is made of iron by “Hidukuri”, very traditional forging method of Japan.
Products of “Hidukuri” have unique looks because of their handcrafted method by artisans. You can feel tradition and profoundness compared to mass-produced industrial products.
In “Hidukuri” medhod, iron is heated upto 1200℃, almost the melting point of iron, followed by hit into mold to make its shape. By hitting, density of the iron become uneven, therefore artisans heat the product again to appropriate temperature, then leave it in ash for a couple of days to make its condition stable.
Please see the product page for more details.