Monday, July 21, 2008


Main hall of the Jogye-sa temple compound of the Jogye order of Korean Buddhism
One of three large wooden Shakyamuna Buddha, carved from the original (which you cannot see in this photo) that was carved at the beginning of the Joseon (Chosun) Dynasty in about 1460.
Bell tower that contains four instruments. The bell calls beings living in the heavens and hells; the large drum calls those beings with skin; the wooden fish instrument calls the water dwellers and the cloud-shaped gong calls the beings of the air.
Bell is rung 28 times each morning at 4:00 am, 33 times each night at 6:00.
Big drum behind pillar, calls the creatures with skin.
Big fish instrument, calls the water creatures.Cloud gong calls the airborne animals.Bell detail of female Buddha.

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