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Furin Windchimes Festival, Kawasaki - The notoriously muggy summers in Japan have led to various ways to beat the heat. Before the days of air conditioning, Japanese would hang up furin or windchimes. It is thought that to hear them tinkle is cooling. . Originally from China, these pleasant bells have been a standard feature of summer since the Muromachi period. associated with summer in Japan. Kawasaki holds an annual Furin Festival every summer with windchimes from all over Japan on display and for sale.
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Furin Windchimes Festival, Kawasaki - The notoriously muggy summers in Japan have led to various ways to beat the heat.  Before the days of air conditioning, Japanese would hang up furin or windchimes.  It is thought that to hear them tinkle is cooling. . Originally from China, these pleasant bells have been a standard feature of summer since the Muromachi period.  associated with summer in Japan.  Kawasaki holds an annual Furin Festival every summer with windchimes from all over Japan on display and for sale.