Handcraft a unique Japanese wind-chime
Glass wind-chimes (fuurin) have a long tradition in Japan. Historically, there have been much mysticism and many interesting traditions associated with them. Wind-chimes were hung in bamboo groves and fortunes were determined by the direction of the wind and the sound that the bells produced. Later, wind-chimes were hung in temples and shrines; their sound is believed to create a sanctuary from disasters and disease.
Now the gentle ringing of wind-chimes is a staple of Japanese summer. They can be heard everywhere — from shopping arcades to private homes. The sound of windchimes is said to break the heat and create a cool aura.
All wind-chimes ring beautifully, but Niigata is especially famous for its crystal fuurin. The sound of these wind-chimes is clearer and louder than those made of regular glass. See for yourself, by joining us in making this amazing household decoration. This will be an unforgettable experience, especially since you will have the wind-chime to take home and remind you of it!
- Design your own wind-chime by choosing from beautifully crafted hand-made parts.
- Create a decoration for your house to remind you of your trip.
- Learn more about the history, purpose, and tradition of this wonderful glass bell.
- Children are welcome!
- Customize your experience to fit your own preference.
|1. Conveniently design your windchime in a traditional Japanese shrine near the Furumachi Area of Niigata City.
Spend less time on transportation and more time on entertainment!
|A. Traditional Japanese Design: Try your hand at a traditional Japanese design. As with so many things in Japan, this design is beautiful in its simplicity and functionality.|
|2. Enjoy a visit to a rural Niigata village, where you can not only feel Japanese history and culture, but also take a tour of the glass factory where your wind-chime was born.
Optional: Visit to a Japanese hot spring
|B. Seasonal Design: Create a truly unique decoration for your home by exploring one of our seasonal designs. This option is customizable, allowing you to choose which style you will explore.|
***Please note that the price and the duration of the experience are determined by the plan that you choose.
***Availability may differ as well!
The following is included:
Location 1 – wind-chime and all parts, packing material for safe transport; guide fee; all other fees
Location 2 – wind-chime and all parts, packing material for safe transport; guide fee; transportation fee from Niigata Station; all other fees
The following is NOT included:
Location 1 – transportation fee to the meeting place; drinks and food
Location 2 – drinks and food; hot spring fee (Additional cost upon request)
***Group Discounts are Available.
AvailabilityAll year (advance reservation required)
DurationFrom 1 hour
Age limitFrom 5 years of age
FeeFrom 6,000 JPY