Tsurigane, Japanese Bonshō Temple Bell
Item description - YO23010142
The Japanese temple bell, beter known as Tsurigane (釣鐘) or Bonshō (梵鐘), is used in Buddhist temples all over Japan to summon the monks for prayer or to indicate the time of day. Unlike other bells, Japanese temple bells are rang from the outside by slamming a wooden beam or hammer against it.
This temple bell features text on two sides. one side has text that reads Tokusei (特製), which is Japanese for: special made. The text on the other side reads Miyakonojo Eirinsho (都城営林署). This refers to an old governmental organization in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki prefecture, that was established to protect the forests in the area. In 1999, this organisation merged with multiple different protection organisations under a new name.
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• Origin: Miyakonojo, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan
• Material: Copper
• Age: Taishō Period
• Condition: Good
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|YO23010142||20 cm||20 cm||42 cm||€ 2300.00|