Buddhist Bells of Prayer: A Universe of Sound Cleanses the Heart

Core Kyoto

28m 00s
Broadcast on March 17, 2022 Available until March 31, 2024

The tone and timbre of Buddhist bells depends on their shape, thickness and metal composition. When the ancient capital was established in the late 8th century, temple bells were positioned in auspicious directions in relation to the imperial palace so their peal could protect the city. Some people are working to create a new "sound of Kyoto" based on these bells. The small bells used in Buddhist rites have transcended boundaries and are being used in everyday life for their calming properties.

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