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Updated: July 18, 2018 at 9:38 AM
Highlights of Japan's Furin-Ichi wind chimes market in Kawasaki
The wind chimes market Furin-Ichi is celebrated at Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple in Kawasaki, Kanagawa-Prefecture, Japan, for five days in July. Photos by Keizo Mori/UPI
This market sells 900 colorful varieties of wind chimes, with 30,000 pieces on sale from all over Japan every year.
Wind chimes were introduced from China by monks.
The Japanese Temple used wind chimes for amulets to ward off evil spirits.
The wind chimes are traditionally sold and displayed in summer as they ring in the breeze and therefore relief from the heat.
A vendor poses for the camera.
One of the more popular chimes sold is the Yakuyoke Daruma Wind Chime which keeps evil spirits at bay.
The chimes comes in different colors, shapes and sizes.
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