This massive and intricately-decorated bell and pavilion was donated in 1976 to the people of Los Angeles by the people of the Republic of Korea to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S. independence, honor veterans of the Korean War, and to consolidate traditional friendship between the two countries. (from sanpedro.com)
The bell has no clapper but is struck from the outside with a wooden log. It is rung four times each year: the Fourth of July, August 15 (Korean Independence Day) and New Year's Eve, and every September to coincide with bell ringings around the country to celebrate Constitution week.
Wilson visits The Bell
thanks to Gina Lee for the photo recommendation