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☆小浜の銅鐸 ・ Kobama Bronze Bell☆

2015.03.06 (Fri)

小浜の銅鐸

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.

 

1933(昭和8)年に浜地区で原野を開墾中に発見されました。弥生時代後期のものと思われ、流水紋と呼ばれる美しい紋様を持ち、猿や亀、犬、の姿が臼をつく人とともに線刻されています。2本の「舌(ぜつ):振り子」を伴って出土した全国で唯一の銅鐸です。現在、東京国立博物館所蔵です。

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