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80128-0011 - Chion-in Temple Bell

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Kyoto Meiji 1870s Kuichi Uchida
Two men are stretching their arms around the bronze temple bell of Chion-in temple in Kyoto (方広寺大鐘). Three children stand between them. Frames for sensu fans are drying in the foreground. In the background is Chion-in’s Buddha Hall (大仏殿). It burnt down in 1973 (Showa 48).

The bell was cast in the early 17th century and was 4.5 meters high.
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