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Japanese Bicycle Bell

Japanese Bicycle Bell

OK… so it may be just a bicycle bell but for me there is something about this Japanese bicycle bell that sets it apart from the rest.

The use of a flower shaped punch to splay the pin that secures the bell, thereby turning a functional component into decoration, is so typically Japanese in the elegant way it adds an intrinsic element of poetry to an otherwise archetypal object.

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