Japanese singing bowls, also known as temple bowls, are musical instruments that have been used for centuries. These bowls are distinct from the Tibetan singing bowls and have their own unique characteristics and cultural significance.Japanese singing bowls are typically made of bronze or brass, and they come in various sizes and shapes. They often have a simple, elegant design with a smooth and polished surface. The bowls can be either hand-hammered or cast, each method resulting in a different sound quality and aesthetic appearance.
One of the notable features of Japanese singing bowls is their clear and resonant tone. When struck or played with a mallet, they produce a rich, bell-like sound with a long sustain. The sound is characterized by its purity and clarity, which is believed to create a meditative atmosphere.