12/30/2004

Clay Bells

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Daruma Clay Bells どれい【土鈴】 dorei
an earthen (ware) bell, a ceramic bell

Clay bells started of as toys for children, but since the Meiji period they came to be a well-loved souvenir for travelling families and groups of ladies. You find them in the local souvenir shops and at most temples and shrines throughout Japan.
Their different types vary from area to area, from maker to maker, and certainly from different
tastes within the changing periods of Japanese history. A lot of the clay bells come from the Kyoto area, but there are also some splendid ones from the various provinces of Japan.

The best introduction to the subject is probably found in the detailed book "Clay Bells in Japan" by Mrs. Ishiyama Kuniko.


clay bells with Kabuki themes



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To be able to hear all the wishes of the people to "win", this Daruma has very large ears.


. Ninomiya Jinja 二宮神社 Shrine Ninomiya.


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Museum about Japanese Clay Bells  
Nihon Dorei Kan 日本土鈴館

The history of clay bells (dorei 土鈴) dates back to the Jomon period (B.C. 7000 - 300); their quiet tinkling and plain shape have attractedthe hearts of the Japanese people. Infused with a variety of hopes by different individuals, the clay bell and its timbre has deeply penetrated into our daily lives. Clay bells infuse a feeling of nostalgia in the Japanese people and provide us a pleasant sensation.
source with photos : 日本土鈴館







鈴を振りふり Extensive BLOG with clay bells
source : blog.nihondorei.com


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Let us look at clay bells with Daruma.
They are sometimes comically designed and very brightly colored.



from Takasaki



It has a string attached through two holes on top and a hard ceramic ball inside that clatters when shaken or moved around.


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from temple Jindai-Ji
深大寺土鈴のだるま土鈴




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from Gero Onsen 下呂温泉
like a princess Daruma



. Gero Onsen 下呂温泉 Gero Hot Spring Spa .
Gifu

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hyottoko or akubi yawning Daruma
ひょっとこ顔のだるま土鈴




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almost naked, like a tanuki




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.. .. .. .. Clay Bells from Akko's Collection







福岡県春日市
http://www.akko-room.com/


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A Daruma clay bell from Tsuyazaki  
津屋崎のだるま土鈴

Tsuyazaki in Kyushu is located close to Hakata with its famous clay dolls, which we will explore in another story. The Tsuyazaki clay dolls are more simple and more like children's toys. The late Mr. Harada Misaemon was famous for this Daruma bells. Now his wife Takayo still makes some smaller ones.

Harada Hanzo Doll Shop
原田半蔵人形店

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. kanju manju no suzu 干珠満珠の鈴
clay bells of ebb and tide
manju kanju 満珠干珠 the tide jewels .



. Kibuna, ki-buna 黄鮒 / 黄ぶな yellow crucian carp amulet .
clay bell from Utsunomiya, Tochigi


. Kyoto no dorei 京都の土鈴 clay bells from Kyoto .
from Shrines and Temples


. Nakayama dorei 中山土鈴 clay bells from Nakayama .

Akita, Yokote


. Goshiki suzu 五色鈴 five-colored clay bells .


. Toys and Talismans from Japan . 
including Clay Bells

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External LINKS

Clay bells with Mother and Child
source : blog.nihondorei.com

Clay bells with haiku
source : yamatono_dorei

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. gumyooshichoo, gumyoo shichoo 共命之鳥 Gumyo Paradise Bird .

. Takeda Shingen 武田信玄 clay bells .


. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .
clay bells with his figure and hokku

. Sake 酒 rice wine for rituals and festivals .
and clay bells

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8 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

ガビさん ようこそお越しくださって有難うございます。
ドイツの方で達磨がお好きとは、すごいですね(^^♪

きょうは大晦日で、主婦には 一番忙しい一日で時間が足りません。
HP少し拝見いたしました。後日ゆっくり拝見いたします。

写真の達磨は絵皿になっております。
http://www.icity.or.jp/usr/osjm/cgi-bin/img/72.jpg
ゆー岡山
http://www.icity.or.jp/usr/osjm/cgi-bin/joyful.cgi?page=5

. Gabi Greve said...

ガビさん、Akkoの部屋へようこそ~

明けましておめでとうございます。

ドイツのお方なのですね、よろしくお願いします。
外国の方が、達磨さんや、土鈴、俳句など愛して
くださるなんてとても嬉しいです。
これからゆっくりホームページを訪問させていただきたいと思います。こちらこそお越しいただいてありがとうございました。また遊びにいらしてくださいね。
Daruma picture
http://www.akko-room.com/albumbbs/images/20050101014456.jpg

http://www.akko-room.com/

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Thank you, Akko san.

Gabi Greve - Tsurayuki said...

clay bells and poetry
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http://mifyu1018.exblog.jp/m2007-02-01/
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人はいざ心も知らず ふるさとは
花ぞむかしの 香ににほいける


The depths of the hearts
Of humankind cannot be known.
But in my birthplace
The plum blossoms smell the same
As in the years gone by.

Ki no Tsurayuki
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http://wkdhaikutopics.blogspot.jp/2009/04/tosa-nikki.html

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

otogibanashi dorei おとぎ話の土鈴 clay bells with motives of legends
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benkei 観光土鈴の弁慶
bunbuku chagama ぶんぶく茶釜
date masamune 伊達政宗
hanasaka jiisan 花咲かじいさん
issun booshi 一寸法師
kachikachi yama かちかち山
kaguyahime かぐや姫
kobutori jiisan こぶとりじいさん
sakukani gassen, saru kani さるかに合戦
tanuki oshoo たぬき和尚
urashima taroo 浦島太郎
usagi to kame ウサギとカメ
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Kappa dolls (ningyoo 河童人形 ningyo)

kappa 河童 / 合羽 / かっぱ Kappa, the water goblin - - Introduction .
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

semidako せみ凧 kite with cicada form from Kyushu

as motive for a clay bell 土鈴

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...


Sado dorei 佐渡土鈴 clay bells from Sado Island Niigata

Gabi Greve said...

clay bells with Tengu

天狗 土鈴

https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E5%A4%A9%E7%8B%97+%E5%9B%A3%E6%89%87++%E5%9C%9F%E9%88%B4&biw=1484&bih=811&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwyIugt-XOAhVBKZQKHXvbBEgQ_AUIBigB
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