☆小浜の銅鐸 ・ Kobama Bronze Bell☆

2015.03.06 (Fri)


This bronze bell was discovered while ploughing the fields of the Kobama area in 1933. Thought to be from the latter half of the Yayoi Period, it bears the beautiful pattern of the Ryūsui family crest and is engraved with the figures of a monkey, turtle, dog, and a deer together with the figure of a person pounding a mortar. This is the only bronze bell in Japan to be unearthed with two accompanying clappers. It is now held in the Tokyo National Museum.




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