"Waniguchi" Gong

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"Waniguchi" Gong

metalwork / Heian / Nagano

Place excavated:Excavated at Miyabuchi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano

Heian period, dated 1001 (Choho 3)

Bronze

1口

Important Cultural Property

Gongs called [waniguchi] are rung to gain the attention of Buddhist deities before they are prayed to. Over one thousand years old, this is the oldest datable [waniguchi] in existence."

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