Goldfish: kingyo

Wind-bell pedlars spreading coolness have departed

Wind-bell pedlars are a seasonal poem of summer. Spreading fragrant coolness, the lingering note of the
wind-bell remains forever in the ear. The wind-bell was introduced from China. At first, it was prized in
upper-class society , but in Edo period it came to be regarded as an object of refined taste among
ordinary people, for tempering the heat of summer.


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