Hokkaido Owl Door Melody Maker Large ♫♫♫
About the Product
Charming, artisan-made Hokkaido Owl Door Melody Maker- hand-crafted in Hokkaido from Japan-sourced wood - are based on a design that reflects Hokkaido's native owls.
Hang a melody maker on an entrance or interior door, where movement swings the small pendulums as they gently strike the strings, creating a soft, natural melody that fills a room. They can be used on a bedroom doorway, a back door to your balcony, by shops to welcome visitors in a memorable way, and even to alert parents to small children moving around the house. Have a listen to the melodious melody below 🠗🠗🠗
Each melody maker is individually crafted, with craftspeople choosing from more than 15 kinds of wood (e.g. walnut, Japanese oak, cherry, maple, etc.), so wood colors are 100% natural and each piece has a unique wooden grain. Melody sounds depend on the season and weather, and the stainless steel strings are easily tuned by hand.
These beautifully crafted pieces are created by a team of artisans who uphold their company founder’s vision of eco-friendly, collaborative workmanship, regarding wood as a limited and treasured resource.
about the producer
Sasaki Kogei is a family-owned wood workshop based in Asahikawa, in the heart of Hokkaido, who use Japan-sourced wood to create natural, personal and household products with the view of wood as a “gift from the forest” and a limited resource. Founder Kunio Sasaki first worked in Asahikawa’s established furniture industry, where he learned to make craft presents for friends from the scraps of unwanted timber. His love for woodwork blossomed from then.
For over 30 years the company has upheld a mission of striving to create unique, design-centered products in an eco-friendly way. As in Sasaki-san's youth, even sawdust from the factory floor has value when recycled as fuel.
Craftspeople at Sasaki Kogei work with wood's natural colors to create designs reflecting the natural world of Hokkaido, the animals and plants of the countryside around their home. The popular Door Melody Makers have been a favorite product for over 20 years, with both local and international customers.