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Kanji is a type of Japanese writing that uses characters derived from Chinese. This system of writing is beautiful and very old: kanji is said to have come to Japan through Korea in the 5th Century! This colorful garland’s kanji characters were made from reclaimed metal in the USA and express good wishes for all! The characters translate to, “Love”, “Harmony”, “Strength”, “Health”, “Wisdom”, “Prosperity” and “Faith.”
In addition to the characters, there are 6 handmade bells sourced form cooperatives in India. They add just a touch of music, a delightful tinkling that falls softly on the ears. Hang in a doorway and let all who pass through take a moment to gently ring their bells. Characters are about 2 inches wide and 2.5 inches long. Bells are about 1 inch in diameter. Garland is 5 feet total.
This item is appropriate for the outdoors, however, the piece’s bell and chains will oxidize over time! While some treasure an antique look, those who to wish to preserve this item as is can place it under a protective surface or simply hang it indoors.
This item was constructed from a variety of reclaimed and handmade materials. Slight imperfections as well as variations in size, color and appearance enhance the handcrafted nature of the piece. When placed outdoors, prolonged exposure to the elements will cause natural surface changes over time.
Assembled in the USA
Crafted using eco-friendly materials