Antique Japanese Bonsho Temple Bell Bronze

Antique Japanese Bonsho Temple Bell Bronze

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Period

Pre 1900

Region

Japanese

$2,900.00

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Antique Japanese bronze temple bell known as a “bonsho”, with a handle of opposing dragon heads called Ryuzu protecting a sacred Buddhist jewel called Hoju. Protrusions called “chi chi” or “nyu” to improve resonance of sound, the “tsuki-za” striking panels, with lotus shaped “tsukiza”.
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Bonshō (Japanese: 梵鐘, Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣り鐘, hanging bells) or ōgane (大鐘, great bells) are bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, used to summon the monks to prayer and to demarcate periods of time. Rather than containing a clapper, bonshō are struck from the outside, using either a handheld mallet or a beam suspended on ropes.

Age: Meiji Era (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 21″ High by 12″ Diameter

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Antique Japanese bronze temple bell known as a “bonsho”, with a handle of opposing dragon heads called Ryuzu protecting a sacred Buddhist jewel called Hoju. Protrusions called “chi chi” or “nyu” to improve resonance of sound, the “tsuki-za” striking panels, with lotus shaped “tsukiza”.
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Bonshō (Japanese: 梵鐘, Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣り鐘, hanging bells) or ōgane (大鐘, great bells) are bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, used to summon the monks to prayer and to demarcate periods of time. Rather than containing a clapper, bonshō are struck from the outside, using either a handheld mallet or a beam suspended on ropes.

Age: Meiji Era (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 21″ High by 12″ Diameter

Additional information

Period

Pre 1900

Region

Japanese

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