A wind chime is an instrument or object designed to make sounds or play music when the wind blows. A music instrument played by the wind. This particular wind chime is a Japanese glass wind bell, called a Fūrin. The hanging card provides something for the wind to push against. Some believe that wind chimes scare away evil spirits. A spiritual, protective and soothing emoji.
Emoji History The emoji code/ image log of changes.
This emoji was part of the proprietary / non-standardized emoji set first introduced by Japanese carriers like Softbank. These emojis became part of the Apple iPhone starting in iOS 2.2 as an unlockable feature on handsets sold in English speaking countries.
In iOS 5 / OSX 10.7, the underlying code that the Apple OS generates for this emoji was changed.