Kimura Shotaro Japanese Dotaku Bronze Bell w/ Box

Kimura Shotaro (1909ñ1985). Japanese dotaku bronze ritual bell with cast decoration. With wooden box with sliding cover, which is signed. This kesa keyaki dotaku was cast in imitation of a bell from the Yayoi period, excavated in the Kagawa Prefecture, and was likely related to the agricultural festival. Bell; height: 9 in x width: 5 in x depth: 2 3/4 in.