Dotaku(Bronze Bell)

UnknownYayoi Period

Tottori Prefectural Museum

Tottori Prefectural Museum
Tottori, Japan

This is a Prefectural Preservation Cultural Property that was used as a tool in festivals during Yayoi Period. It was discovered by accident in 1960 in an orchard in southern Tottori-Heiya (plain).
The surface depicts "ryusuimon" - a pattern that expresses the flow of water. Bells found on the shore of Yoshino River (Tokushima Prefecture) and in Furukawa-cho, Kanonji City (Kagawa Prefecture), are known to be made from the same mold.


  • Title: Dotaku(Bronze Bell)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Yayoi Period
  • Physical Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): 銅鐸
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese):
  • Physical Dimensions: h43.5 cm (broken off)
  • Period(japanese): 弥生時代 中期
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Bronze
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum

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