"Orin" is a traditional Buddhist instrument that is sounded when reading sutras, also referred to as "singing bowl". Commonly, it has been believed from olden time in Japan that the gentle sound of "Orin" purify placesby exorcising evil spirits. Therefore "Orin" became an essential household attribute.
"orin", a traditional Buddhist instrument
"Kyujo Co. Ltd.", a long established Japanese manufacturer for religious objects creates Buddhist alter bells in a modern style.
In their products have been combines both – Buddhist culture of Japan and tremendous efforts of generations of craftsman who developed the traditional techniques of metal works.
Orin’ s sound is remarkable, something warm and gentle. The sounds makes you feel calm your minds. Embracing a feeling which cannot be described in words, sinking deep and echoing far into infinity… Their sound can lasted for a minute, even more, when you tinkle it lightly.
It produces a pleasant relaxing and healing sound.
"Kyujo Orin" timbre have “1/f fluctuation” which is said to induces the flow of alpha waves to the brain that generate a feeling of comfort. Analysis by Japan Acoustic Lab has shown that there is a healing effect in this special sound.
From among the rich variation of Kyujo Orin collection, we would like offer you these brass Orin, fashioned into table bell and door bell using traditional Takaoka copperware techniques.
Distinctive feature is deep and lingering reverberation. Timbre is not too large but goes far with soothing echoes.
(Try to check the sounds on the video in below!)
You can choose your taste from the differing timbres. These light and transparent-sounding bells will surely exorcise
misfortune coming from the outside and announce visitations of happiness.
*Doarin's sound will start from 1:07.
Grasp the top and shake to ring for calling someone.
This modern style table bell embraces the values of Japanese craft for
making buddhist altar bells. It therefore has a beautiful and
long lasting sound.
The word "TENORIN" means hand-bell and means that this petit bell
perfectly fits onto one's hand.
size (approx.)... diameter 50 mm x height 50 mm
weight 105 g
material............. Orin: copper alloy (Urushi -Japanese lacquer- coating)
Pendulum: Hematite (natural stone)
This door bell applies traditional Japanese casting techniques to contemporary living.
Attached to a door, little discs like dewdrops of the bell sway and make a soothing
sound each time when door opens.
Magnet is provided for DOARIN to attach the metal part of doors.
Also a screw and double stick tape are attached for any other kind material of the door.
size (approx.)... L 48 mm x W 70 mm x H 110 mm, 120 g
material............. Orin Bell: copper alloy
Pendulum: solid brass
※ care and attention ※
Orin is made of delicate metal.
Please be careful not to drop it or expose it , such act would have significant impact, or it can be damaged.
Even a small crack can prevent orin from producing a sound.
As time passes, some change of color will be seen. We recommend to use gloves when touching orin so that
you can observe the process of tarnishing as time goes by.
Clean the orin with soft dry cloth. Do not use any products or detergents.
Yamaguchi Kyujo Co., was founded in 1907 (Meiji-era), in Takaoka City,
which is the second largest city in Toyama Prefecture and the central
Japanese casting industry.
They are well known for their beautiful door and table bells that fit
contemporary lifestyle through their very modern designs.
Also, they tune each note of them with care, according to the environment
and purpose for which it is used.
Comforting sounds of Kyujo's Orin can be heard in various places, as chimes at schools, train departure melody at a station, or music
for telephone on hold, highly regarded for beautiful tone. You can enjoy this tone in your home.
Now their bell is used in JR Shin-Takaoka Station* melody ringtone.
(* On March, 2015, the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line opened as an extension of the Nagano Shinkansen Line (extended from Nagano to Kanazawa), dramatically cutting travel times between Tokyo, Toyama and Kanazawa.)
The city of Takaoka was developed as a castle town of Takaoka Castle by Kaga lord Toshinaga Maeda and after
the deserted Castle, it was developed as a commercial and industrial city.
A flourishing production of castings that are representative in Takaoka copperware of traditional crafts, and
the aluminum industry develops backed by rich water and electricity, too. 95 % of copperware in Japan is produced
by Takaoka city.
From the big things such as temple bells to the fine works such as bronze statues, the various casting technology is famous nationwide.