Antique Japanese Buddhist bell with a wooden handle and brass fittings and hardware. The handle is decoratedbrass decorations. The top of the handle has an octagonal fitting and the handle is also octagonally shaped. Hexagonal pieces of metal with incised design of a six-point star adorn the upper part of the handle. The lower part of the handle has leaf like fittings. The bell is simple with rings of varying widths. It was obtained in Katmandu in the 1960s thought to be made in the early 20th century. It measures 14" tall.