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Shorow Bell Tower

By moiral
Afternoon all. A set of shots of the Shorow Bell Tower in the Rinnoji Temple in Nikko. I can find little information on the bell tower except to say that is is struck for the time, and also on New Year's Eve. The bell tower has 12 supporting pillars, with 3 supporting each corner of the structure. The pillar of wood used for striking the bell is huge and very heavy. It is also supported by chains as well as the rope. I probably should have used V2 as the lead, however it is not too sharp. I have simply included V3 to show some of the detail around the pillars. I will give some more information regarding Rinnoji Temple when I get around to processing some of the shots. Thanks for C&Cs on previous upload. Will catch up later.

Tags: Japan Landscape and travel Nikko Shorow bell tower

Voters: LynneJoyce, jdinne, NaturesHaven and 19 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 2:39PM
Fascinating images and info.

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jdinne 14 16 England
12 Oct 2012 2:49PM
Amazing Moira, brilliant set to go with your narrative. I should imagine that it makes quite a loud dong!

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
12 Oct 2012 3:07PM
Interesting images, Moira, and an informative write-up. Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
12 Oct 2012 3:12PM
What a lovely decorative bell tower, and a great set, capturing the effort that man seems to putting into ringing the bell! Wink I rather like V3 as my fave Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 3:59PM
That looks hard work, excellent captures
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
12 Oct 2012 4:16PM
v2 is more dynamic but v3 has a lovely balance to it. Certainly rings my bell.

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
12 Oct 2012 4:31PM
They didn't stint on timbers when constructing that bell tower, Moira, nor can the bell be said to be understatedWinkWink.
Fine set and good to see the effort needed to make it toll.
carper123 Plus
5 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 5:04PM
A great sequence of images, Moira, very informative, well captured and good timing.
Well done.
Darryl. xxSmileSmile
That's a bell ringer with strength without doubt Moira. No little tinkly bells here.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 6:06PM
I agree with you about V2 ... impressive to say the least
Am looking forward to more.... please!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 7:36PM
3 very interesting images.

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