museum of Motoori Norinaga
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City of Bell

Motoori Norinaga's beloved bells can be found all throughout Matsusaka City. The city is even nicknamed the "City of Bells." Please try searching for these bells when you visit Matsusaka!

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Station Bell
Station Bell   This bell is a station bell. Yasusada Matsudaira who was the feudal lord of the domain of Iwami-Hamada (present-day Shimane Prefecture) gifted this bell to Norinaga knowing of his love for bells and classic literature.
The station bell was used as personal identification for public servants dispatched to local areas in ancient Japan.