NOUSAKU tsubomi bell - brass



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'Tsubomi' brass wind chime by Japanese designer Masanori Oji and made by metal craft workshop NOUSAKU. The tsubomi bell makes the purest, most delightful ring you have ever heard. Really lovely for inside or outside the home, and for the nursery.

NOUSAKU has a history spanning 400 years. Their products were initially mainly Buddhist altar articles, tea paraphernalia and flower vases. Nowadays they develop and apply their metal casting skills to interior products and tableware in collaboration with current designers.

NOUSAKAU uses 100% pure tin. Tin in its pure form is the 3rd most rare and precious metal after gold and silver. It's believed in japan that water served in tin vessels does not spoil and that tin removes excess bitterness, producing a better taste. Tin also has low allergic reactivity and high antibacterial qualities. For these special qualities, tin has traditionally been used for sake and teaware in Japan.

Tin also gives the continuous joy of reforming shapes over and over again as it is malleable at room temperature; a soft and flexible metal, it is said to make a crackling sound when bent by hand, known as the 'Tin Cry'.

TSUBOMI - brassbrass bell
height 44mm diameter 32mm
full length 540mm
comes with its own box
brass (60% copper, 40% zinc)


Handwash with mild detergent using a soft cloth or sponge. You can polish with commercial metal cleaner, toothpaste or baking soda to bring out the luster but never use a scrubbing brush on the metal. Do not place in microwave or dishwasher, or over a fire, as the melting point of tin is low.

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