The Joy of Angels


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


   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.




   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

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 Japan.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Japan.

   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

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