VIDEO: Temple bell of Jodo-ji Temple in Yokosuka Part 2

VIDEO: Temple bell of Jodo-ji Temple in Yokosuka Part 2

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Stamer
AFN Yokosuka

 YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 23, 2023) - A two of three video series relaying the story of the bonsho, or temple bell, of Jodo-ji Temple in Yokosuka, Japan. At the conclusion of World War II, the bonsho was claimed by the U.S. Navy, taken across the Pacific Ocean, and gifted to Atlanta, Georgia. In 1961, the Bonsho was returned to the temple in Japan by way of Navy ship. Finally, in 2023, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the final placement of the bell at the temple.



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