Extra Large Buddhist Bowl Bell 55cm Opening Wide,Traditional Zen Monastic Sound Gong,New Kesu Set with Striker Cushion
- Product Code: extra large keisu bell
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Buddhist bronze kesu bell,Zen temple bowl gong,Extra Large 18"rim,Free Express Intl
【特大サイズ】 外寸 口径約 about５５ｃｍ / ２１.５" width at opening mouth × ４７.５ｃｍ high
BUDDHIST MONASTERY BELL, Keisu / Kesu, NEW HAMMERED BOWL GONG
Brass hammered into the shape of a bowl, which rests mouth up on a cushion and is rung by striking the lip.
The keisu(shokei) are gongs in bowl shape. The rim is thicker on the inside, which allows for a lower sound.
The keisu is struck from the outside at the rim. The striker is wooden, half of it is covered with a thin soft layer,
the handle is usually covered with red lacquer. The large gong is struck before the chanting starts, the smaller
gong is struck during the chanting. It demarks parts and especially important places in the chanted text.
The Ino, who leads the chanting, strikes the keisu.