Inventory of Bells

Tōdai-ji - NARA (JAPÒ)

(Reference: 9808)
Description Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall (大仏殿 Daibutsuden) houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese as Daibutsu (大仏). The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara. Deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, roam the grounds freely...
Shōrō, shurō (鐘楼 lit. bell tower) Bell Tower, which contains the largest bell in Japan, with 3.87m in height and 3.71m in diameter, and which was built in 752. Currently, it is not allowed for visitors to make it sound, and only if You can hear at eight in the afternoon daily, and in a new year. WIKIPEDIA (21-11-2018)
Protection Patrimoni de la Humanitat de la UNESCO

Bibliography (Can be sort by any of the fields)

OKUMURA, KoichiLa historia de la Campana Budista "Bonshyõ"2001

Records of all bells

Card editor LLOP i BAYO, Francesc
Updating 21-11-2018

Existing bells

LocationBellBellfounderCasting yearDiameter (in cm)Weight

  • NARA: Bells, bell ringers and bell ringing
  • Francesc LLOP i BAYO; Francesc Xavier MARTÍN NOGUERA Metodologia dels inventaris de campanes (1998)
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