The Sounds of Japanese Summertime
Hearing the beautiful jingle of wind chimes in the breeze let’s you know that summer in Japan is arriving.
The refreshing sounds of the small bell shaped chimes are a way to help the people of Japan cope with the hot and humid summers. Along with the peaceful sounds for relaxation, the chimes also alert people when a breeze is approaching.
The tradition of wind chimes has always been part of Japanese customs and continues into the present time. Japanese wind chimes are made out of various materials such as glass, copper, and porcelain to which each material creates a different and unique sound.
During the months of July and August, wind chime festivals can be found in various locations throughout Japan and we recommend a visit for a concert of soothing summertime wind chime sounds.
Wind Chimes festival information (Around Tokyo)
Nishiarai Daishi(Tokyo Adachi-ku) on July 12th – August 3rd
Kawasaki-Daishi (Kanagawa Prefecture Kawasaki City) on July 17th – July 21st