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Bowl diameter: 4"
"How" means The Phoenix in Japanese.
The unique bell-bowls are handmade in Japan. They produce a delicate, delightful tone when lightly struck, as well as layers of other tones if you play it like a singing bowl. We suggest you listen to the video with headphones if you have them, but it is not essential.
They are a type of bronze, being made mostly of copper with a slight amount of tin.
They may appear to be of a small diameter, but they are a nice thick metal and are strong with a strong tone.
The small company that makes them in Japan has been making specialty Buddhist items for hundreds of years.
The Japanese Name for this bowl is called "Orin."
Japanese and Buddhists will play this bowl for their ancestors and read their sutras.
HOWEVER....People of all religions or beliefs can use these bells.
Thich Nhat Hanh, internationally known Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist, says this about small bells,"There is Tranquility, Peace and Joy within us, but we have to call them forth so they can manifest. Inviting a bell to sound is one way to call forth the Joy and Tranquility Within.
I have been inviting the bell since I was 16. When I want to invite the small bell, I hold it in the palm of my hand, and I breathe in and out. Breathing in I calm myself, Breathing out, I smile.
If you want to invite the bell, here is a short poem to learn by heart. Recite the first line as you breath in, and the second line as you breath out. And so on.
Body, Speech and Mind are in Perfect Oneness
I send my heart, along with the sound of this bell
May all the hearers awaken from forgetfulness
And transcend the path of anxiety and sorrow.
The bell makers suggest they can help you call a supportive ancestor who has passed on, or your healing guides.
When people think of receiving divine spiritual help, the bell can be struck and it can make the heart receptive. Releasing pain and karma that you carry and prevents you from receiving the goodness that the universe wants to bestow on you.