Sacred Bell - Ahuimanu, HI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 21° 25.841 W 157° 49.906
4Q E 621067 N 2370264
A plaque at the bell at the Byodo-In Temple.
Waymark Code: WM18ZE9
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2023
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"The bon-sho or sacred bell was cast in Osaka, Japan with the assistance of the Japanese government. The brass bell is over 6 ft tall with a bottom diameter of 57 inches and weighs over seven tons, It is housed in a bell house or kanetru-hi-do, and closely resembles the bell hanging at the Byodo-In Temple in Japan, one of the most famous bells in Japan. The original bell has been hanging in Japan for over 9 centuries and was nost likely crafted in India. Renowned for its shape, sound and calligraphy, the bell is separated into four section depicting the Buddhist concept of heaven.

Visitors are invited to ring the impressive bell using (4 the soft wooden log called a shumoku before entering the temple. It is believed that the unique tones of the bon-sho clears the mind of negativity, imparts deep peace and brings happiness, blessings and a long like. Through its resonating sound, the bell reminds us that everything is transitory."
Group that erected the marker: Byodo-In Temple

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
47-200 Kahekili Highway
Ahuimanu, HI USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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