Talk:Bonshō

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This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on November 4, 2014.
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DateProcessResult
May 17, 2013Good article nomineeListed
October 13, 2014Featured article candidatePromoted
A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on May 19, 2013.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that an ill-considered inscription on a bonshō (Japanese temple bell) led directly the Siege of Osaka?
Current status: Featured article

GA ReviewEdit

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Reviewer: Chiswick Chap (talk · contribs) 14:00, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Rate Attribute Review Comment
1. Well written:
  1a. the prose is clear, concise, and understandable to an appropriately broad audience; spelling and grammar are correct. good
  1b. it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation. lead:

is perhaps rather short. Should be extended to reflect contents of article, i.e. construction, tone, significance, examples. done. layout: good; weasel: ok; fiction: n/a; lists: bell parts are listed, entirely rightly.

2. Verifiable with no original research:
  2a. it contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline. well cited.
  2b. all inline citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines. ok
  2c. it contains no original research. ok
3. Broad in its coverage:
  3a. it addresses the main aspects of the topic. seems to do so
  3b. it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style). no wandering
  4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias, giving due weight to each. correct tone
  5. Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute. single editor
6. Illustrated, if possible, by media such as images, video, or audio:
  6a. media are tagged with their copyright statuses, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content. all images licensed on Commons
  6b. media are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions. all images relevant and captioned
  7. Overall assessment. Interesting article integrating scholarly detail in an attractive and informative manner. A pleasure to find here at GA.

Construction - Unclear?Edit

I had to read the part about how the clay shell if sormed several times before I realised that the borad is used to shape the inside of the shell and also to work out that any inscription is inscribed also on the inside and (must be) mirrored about a vertical.

This is not an area I particularly know anything about so I don't want to cause any trouble but I think this could be clarified. FerdinandFrog (talk) 15:10, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

As it happens, you aren't the first person to mention that - I thought I'd rewritten that bit to be somewhat clearer, but it evidently needs more work (without a diagram, it's surprising hard to describe). I'll have another look and see if I can do a better job of it. Thanks for the suggestion. Yunshui  07:00, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

In literatureEdit

A section about the importance of bonshō in literature, particularly the bell in Dōjōji (Noh play), might be a useful enhancement. Dgorsline (talk) 01:46, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Definitely worth a mention. I've added a couple of lines about Dōjōji (Noh play) in the Notable examples section. Yunshui  09:06, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

DalekEdit

That bell in the topmost image looks kind of like a Dalek. Did the creators of Doctor Who ever disclose what their inspiration for the design of the Daleks were? It'd be quite interesting if they turned out to have been based on bonshō. FiredanceThroughTheNight (talk) 15:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Seems unlikely. Ray Cusick doesn't appear to have acknowledged bell design as an influence anywhere that I can see (and his original drawings look much less bonsho-like). Yunshui  09:12, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

GA/FA?Edit

I'm curious: the bannershell above reports that this page is a GA for all projects, but it has a current status of featured article. Am I missing something here? Me, Myself & I (talk) 05:51, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

I guess it didn't get updated. I've done that now. Curly Turkey 🍁 ¡gobble! 08:36, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

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