Sunday, July 4, 2010

4 Bells for the Fourth

(click on the following link, and turn up the volume to hear the birds in the background)

Oldest Temple Bell in Japan

Japan's oldest temple bell ringing four times for today's Yankee Independence July 4th celebration. The suspended soft wooden shuro-no-ki log gently strikes the cast bronze bell of Kanzeon Temple. The bell was first rung in 698 A.D., and after 1,312 years still tolls ... Wow.