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Kariya Park Friendship Bell
The Friendship Bell

The Friendship Bell is one of many gift sculptures and features donated to Kariya Park by Kariya City, Japan.


The bronze bell is a symbol of the friendship between the City of Mississauga and Kariya City, Japan and was installed for the Phase II Opening Ceremonies on July 7, 2001.

The Friendship Bell has images of iris flowers around the diameter, as well as an inscription which reads:

"By welcoming the new century this bell is produced as a symbol of everlasting friendship between the City of Mississauga and the City of Kariya.

It is our sincere prayer that the toll of this bell will spread peace and happiness over the world of our society.

July 7, 2001."

 






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