The Great Bell, Hokoji Temple(5)
Kioto(Big bell) 281. 二八一
[ID] 4771
[Photographer] Usui Shuzaburo
[Album] Usui Shuzaburo (album)
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 215x262
[Cabinet] 94-19-0
[Keyword] temple/man
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The big bell of Hokoji Temple placed on stone blocks is viewed from the east. A wooden fence surrounds the bell, and two men are standing nearby. The Nishiyama mountains are faintly visible in the background. The big bell was made at the time of the reconstruction of the temple by Toyotomi Hideyori in 1614. It is said to have been 4.5m high, 2.8m in diameter, 28cm thick and about 8.3 tons in weight. This was taken by photographer Usui Shuzaburo of Yokohama sometime before July 1882.