Neiro Summer Wind Bell
224 Porcelain’s Neiro collection of wind bells is a contemporary take on a quintessentially Japanese summer ornament. The sound of furin ringing in the breeze has a cooling effect on the listener, and designer Akira Mabuchi has created two types, each shaped to produce a different sound.
The angular Junikaku produces a high-pitched tinkle; the Akota, which resembles a pumpkin, offers soft clinks. Each design includes a translucent tanzaku (paper strip), highlighted with linear pastel-colored patterns and shaped to match the bell’s silhouette.
Neiro are uncommon because unlike most traditional wind bells, which are usually glass or metal, they are ceramic.
224 porcelain is a new porcelain brand produced by Bizen Yoshida Pottery in Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture of Japan, a region well known for its tea and hot springs. Using techniques and tools developed over a long history of pottery production both in the Ureshino region and neighboring Arita City, they provide innovative products that enrich our daily lives.
Bell: Φ5.5 x H5cm
Due to uniquely handcrafting, each product may differ a bit from one another in terms of size, color, pattern, capacity, weight, shape, etc. Product may not exactly identical to the sample image.