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  • David W. Hughes


Japanese spherical bell of great antiquity and variety (suzu: ‘tin’). (The same Chinese character pronounced differently can refer to the Rei, a different type of bell.) The suzu is typically a hollow metal sphere (although ceramic ones are known) with a slit approximately halfway around the circumference, resembling a Western ‘jingle-bell’ or crotal. Some have metal pellets inside; others are strung together in a cluster or along a wire and jingle against each other. The sistrum-like ‘bell tree’ called ...

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