About this objectApart from the temple bell, usually cast from bronze, the soundscape of the Buddhist temple includes a variety of other sounds to indicate time, call monks to prayer or accompanying chanting of sacred texts. Perhaps the most curious is a large fish carved out of wood which, like the bell, often has its own building. It too is traditionally struck on the outside to call the monks to prayer, while a portable, round version also developed which monks struck during their chanting.
Subject and Association KeywordsLiving in Belief
Subject and Association DescriptionLearn More: Greene et al. 2004; Ho 2006; Li 1992.