Mokushō (木鐘)

Japanisch 木鐘 (Mokushō)
Englisch Wood block
Französisch Bloc en bois


Wood blocks come in different sizes and shapes (rectangle, round).

Normally their sound is higher than that of the mokugyo.

Round mokushō are regularly used in buddhist ceremonies.[1]


Mokusho (rechteckig) Mokusho (rechteckig)

Mokushō, rectangle shape.

(photo: Kei Ishii)

Mokusho (rund) Mokusho (rund)

Mokushō, round shape. Top and bottom (Foto: Kei Ishii)


[1] (2005-08-18)
Japanese percussion instruments.
(The japanese page offers a more detailed description of the instruments).