LinNe is one of the few foundries in Japan that specialize in the manufacture of sounding Shinto and Buddhist ritual objects for shrines, temples, and homes, using traditional techniques developed over the 190 years since the company was founded.
From mold-making to finishing, each piece is made by hand, using only a combination of copper and tin called "sahari" as the material. The workshop's own mixing ratio, which has been passed down from generation to generation, takes advantage of the characteristics of the materials to create a sound that is unique to both.
In 2019, the company launched the LinNe series of Sabari Narimono products in the hope that people can enjoy the sound of an orin more easily and familiarly. The company also provides and collaborates with other sound artists and composers on the supply of the orin, and holds workshops at Apple Kyoto to transmit the tones produced by the workshop.