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History[edit] The bell was presented by the South Korean government to the United States to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S. and to symbolize friendship between the two countries. The effort was coordinated by Philip Ahn, a Korean American actor. It was dedicated on October 3, 1976, and declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 187 in 1978. It is modeled after the Divine Bell of King Seongdeok the Great of Silla (also known as the Emille Bell), cast in 771 for Bongdeok Temple and now located at the National Museum of Gyeongju. The Emille Bell is the largest bell ever cast in Korean history; both are among the largest bells in the world. The bell is made of over seventeen tons of copper and tin, with gold, nickel, lead, and phosphorus added to the alloy for tone quality. It has a diameter of 7½ feet, average thickness of 8 inches, and a height of 12 feet. The exterior surface is richly decorated in relief, featuring four pairs of figures. Each pair includes a "Goddess of Liberty" (bearing some resemblance to the Statue of Liberty) and a Seonnyeo, or Korean spirit figure, holding the South Korean national symbol: a Taegeuk symbol, a branch of rose of Sharon, a branch of laurel, and a dove. Beginning in 2010, the bell is struck five times a year: on New Year's Eve, Korean American Day (January 13), the Fourth of July, Korean Liberation Day (August 15), and Constitution Day (September 17).[1] It was also rung on September 11, 2002, to commemorate the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The bell does not have a clapper; instead, it is sounded by striking it with a large wooden log. The pavilion that houses the bell, known as the Belfry of Friendship, was built by South Korean craftsmen over a period of ten months. Its design is traditional. It is axially symmetric, consisting of a hipped (a.k.a. "pyramidal") roof supported by twelve columns representing the Korean zodiac, each column guarded by a carved animal. The color patterning along the bell's pavilion is known in Korean as dancheong. Access to the bell and the pavilion were restricted while a full restoration was underway in 2013 from September through December. The City of Los Angeles rededicated the Bell during a public ceremony on January 10, 2014. Lana Del Rey has used this location to film a music video,[2] as has the South Korean rapper Zico.[3]


See also[edit] Los Angeles portal Korea portal History of the Korean Americans in Los Angeles Koreatown, Los Angeles List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in the Harbor area Bell of King Seongdeok


References[edit] ^ "Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Angels Gate Park". laparks.org.  ^ "Cole Stroud (@colestroud) • Instagram photos and videos". Retrieved 27 November 2016.  ^ "Instagram video by 지아코 • Nov 17, 2015 at 5:41pm UTC". Retrieved 27 November 2016.  Traditional craftsmen restore Korean Friendship Bell - LA Times (December 2013)


External links[edit] Wikimedia Commons has media related to Korean Bell of Friendship. SanPedro.net: Korean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion — panoramic photograph and facts. Photo of the day for October 10, 2004 — photograph of U.S. and South Korean officials ringing the bell in Seoul on June 29, 1976; in "Stars and Stripes" newspaper. v t e San Pedro, Los Angeles Education Primary and secondary schools Los Angeles Unified School District San Pedro High School Other education Los Angeles Community College District Los Angeles Public Library Other Landmarks James H. Dodson Residence Fort MacArthur Korean Bell of Friendship Harbor View House Los Angeles Maritime Museum Ralph J. Scott San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building USS Los Angeles (CA-135) Municipal Warehouse No. 1 Old St. Peter's Episcopal Church Point Fermin Light Port of Los Angeles American Trona Corporation Building Los Angeles Harbor Light USS Iowa Museum/USS Iowa (BB-61) Red Men Hall SS Lane Victory Timm's Point and Landing Vincent Thomas Bridge United States Post Office Warner Grand Theatre Waterfront Red Car This list is incomplete. v t e Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Downtown Los Angeles East and Northeast Sides Harbor Area Hollywood San Fernando Valley Silver Lake, Angelino Heights and Echo Park South Los Angeles Westside Wilshire and Westlake Areas Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Korean_Bell_of_Friendship&oldid=809436261" Categories: Korean-American culture in Los AngelesIndividual bells in the United StatesKorean artBuildings and structures in Los AngelesLos Angeles Historic-Cultural MonumentsSan Pedro, Los AngelesBuildings and structures completed in 1976Hidden categories: Coordinates on WikidataArticles containing Korean-language textArticles which use infobox templates with no data rowsUse of the text parameter in Infobox Korean name


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