Sunday, July 22, 2007

New Bell at Ankokuji

Saturday afternoon I went to Ankokuji (安国寺) to take some photos for this week's assignment. To my surprise I found the temple has installed a new bell, and to my delight I arrived just as it was being rung. Apparently, this happens once daily at 11:00am.

The bronze bell weighs 10 tons, and is 1.8m in circumference and 3.1m tall. The manufacturer also made the bell for the UN Headquarters in New York.

I wasn't successful in capturing any useful images for my assignment, but I did get a few good ones of the bell, including the ceiling painting.

For those in or near Fukuoka, Ankokuji is located in the Oyafuko area of Tenjin.



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