SHIGARAKI : JAPAN

   The Joy of Angels

*Location:

   Shinji Shumeikai
   (esoteric school)
   Misono,
     Shigaraki, Shiga, Honshu, Japan
   LL: N 35.13, E 136.10
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*Carillonist:

   Hisako Konno
   27-5-203 Higashijama-cho
   659-0041 Ashiya, Hyogo Pref.
   H: 797/34-4690   F: (same, on request)
   - and -
   Yoko Takabe
   6-27 Tanjyogaoka
   254 Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
   H: 463/32-1262
   - and -
   Sachiko Ishida
   - and -
   Yuko Tajima

*Contact:

   Shinji Shumeikai Home Office
   2 Shinen
   Shigaraki-cho, Koga-gun
   Shiga, Japan
   T: 81 74 882-3121   F: 81 74 882-2922
   Bell tower designed 1990 by I.M.Pei.

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bell tower designed 1990 by I.M.Pei.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G --  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   There is a practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1990
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

In a page about the organization, the top of the carillon tower can be seen in the far distance to the left.  Arts page; tour start; tour page; tower photo.

The second page of the Website of the Shinji Shumeikai (in Japanese) has a photo which puts the bell tower in context with the major buildings nearby.  The third page presents a closer picture of the bell tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asian & Pacific Rim traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in JP.

Index to all tower bell instruments in JP.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/07
*Photos:

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