In the Jodo Shinsu tradition, the Kansho is often referred to as the Gyoji-sho or "ritual bell". The sound lets the priests know to enter the naijin or "inner altar" area. The pattern is 7-5-3. The bell is struck seven times, followed by a crescendo and a decrescendo; struck five times, followed by another crescendo and decrescendo; then struck a final three times. Recorded at the Steveston Buddhist Temple in April 2010.